Sebastian  Krogh

    Sebastian  Krogh

    PhD student, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan (Supervisor: John Pomeroy)

      Thesis Topic: Hydrological Impacts of Climate Change in Northwestern Canada

      Remote and cold regions of northwestern Canada suffer from a low density of meteorological and hydrometric stations, which restricts the assessment of hydrological regimes from either direct streamflow records or hydrological modelling from weather station data. Moreover, the complex mass and energy interactions between the surface and subsurface ground (including permafrost dynamics) preclude a successful implementation of simple conceptual or empirical models. As a result, the hydrology of the region is not well understood, and the changes to basin hydrology and streamflow that may occur from a changing climate and vegetation cover are very uncertain.

      The aim of this research is to improve the understanding of the relationship between the physical processes that drive the generation of streamflow, water and energy balance, by implementing a physically based hydrological model (CRHM). This will allow a more robust estimation of the potential changes produced by climate and vegetation cover changes in this region.


      • Krogh, S., J. Pomeroy, and J. McPhee, 2015: Physically Based Mountain Hydrological Modelling using Reanalysis Data in Patagonia, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16, 172-193, DOI 10.1175/JHM-D-13-0178.1.

      Awards and Scholarships

      • International short research internship travel grant from the Graduate Division of the Mathematical and Physical Science Faculty, University of Chile (2011).
      • Becas-Chile scholarship for PhD students - call 2014 - from the “Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica” (CONICYT), Ministry of Education, Chile.
      • ESL Bursary for International Students from the College of Graduated Studies & Research (2014).

      Spotlight on Research

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