Site of researchers' melting glacier study

(Aug 31, 2015) - David Atkinson is heading up a study that could help scientists understand changing water levels on the Mackenzie River in the Selwyn Mountains near the NWT/Yukon border. As reported online by CBC News this weekend, the team is gathering data on what's causing a major retreat of ice levels and, although the study is only in its second year, are seeing the effect of a changing climate—upon Dr. Atkinson's return in 2015, he found his weather station on the ground.  CBC News  UVic Expert (advisory, 2014)

David Atkinson also spoke to CBC On The Island host, Gregor Craigie, on Sept.2 at 7:45am about the melting glaciers. (no link available at this time)