untitled6Maddie Harasyn

My research focuses on understanding groundwater inputs into High Arctic lakes. This involves working with water chemistry and physical characteristic data, as well as hydrological modelling using digital elevation models of the bathymetry of both lakes. The presence of groundwater seepage will be determined by conducting spatial analysis of localized changes in water chemistry, and linking that to the underlying geology of the area. Results from this research will determine if highly localized groundwater seepage occurs in High Arctic lakes, and if so what underlying factors influence this seepage, providing a better understanding on how High Arctic climatic change may influence groundwater inputs into lakes.