Reservoirs' net greenhouse gas emissions research projet

Research Updates for Laypeople

Project EM-1 is a world first, since this is the first time that GHG emissions are measured before and after the creation of a hydroelectric reservoir. This will make it possible to precisely identify the impact hydroelectric reservoirs have on greenhouse gases.

In order to help the general public gain a better understanding of what is at stake in this great scientific adventure, over the next few months the team will be posting easy to read “Educational Printables”, summarizing the main aspects of the research, on this page.

  Measuring Greenhouse Gases in Aquatic Environments
  The Eddy Covariance Technique: Data Processing, Result Examples and Applications
  Modelling long term Impact of hydro-electric reservoir creation on carbon accumulation in peatlands
  The use of a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to characterize peat stratigraphy and estimate the carbon pool in a boreal peatland
  Role of forest fire on carbon accumulation in boreal peatlands
 Measuring Greenhouse Gases in Aquatic Environments with floating chambers
 Measuring Greenhouse Gases in Aquatic Environments Using Automated Systems
 The role of boreal lakes in the carbon cycle
 The role of boreal streams and small rivers in the carbon cycle
  Organic carbon dynamics in soils of different boreal forest types in relationship with perturbations induced by forest fire in the Eastmain River watershed
  Eastmain-1 region Quaternary surficial deposits
  Greenhouse gas flux measurements on peatlands
  Measuring CO2 Emissions at the EM-1 Reservoir Using the Eddy Covariance Technique

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