The Small Canadian Arctic River Flows project (SCARFs) will examine the input of freshwater from small rivers into the Arctic Circle between June of 2014 and August of 2016. The contribution of freshwater from SCARFs is currently unknown in the region. Geochemical tracers can be used as fingerprints to identify and separate the individual components of the various rivers. There are two primary goals of this project: (1) determine whether relatively small Canadian Arctic rivers significantly contribute to the total volume of freshwater that drains through Davis Strait and (2) determine if they are chemically distinct from larger North American rivers such as the Mackenzie and Yukon Rivers.
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For more information, visit the project website at:www.canadianriversproject.org