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Faculty of Science

School Of Geography & Earth Sciences

Sean Carey
Sean Carey

Contact Info

Professor
General Science Building, Rm 238
(905) 525-9140 ext. 20134
(905) 546-0463
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Summary

Hydrology; Biogeochemistry; Land Surface Processes in Natural and Human Impacted Environments

Dr. Carey directs the Watershed Hydrology Group and his research interests include hydrological, biogeochemical and land surface processes in natural and human impacted environments.

The group Dr. Carey leads uses field, laboratory and modelling approaches to understand how hydrological processes interact and influence ecosystem, biogeochemical and catchment processes across scales. Dr. Carey has a particular interest in cold environments and has been working in Yukon Territory for over 20 years. In addition, the influence of landscape disturbance on catchment processes has been an area of focus as the group seeks to help both industry and regulators understand and mitigate large scale disturbance in northern regions.

Courses

  • Earth Sc/Envir Sc 2W03 (Course Outline): Physical Hydrology, (Term Two) 2017-18
  • Earth Sc/Envir Sc 3N03: Cold Environments, (Term Two) 2017-18
  • Earth Sci 718:Advanced Hydrology, (Term Two) 2017-18

Publications

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Wellen C*, Shatilla NJ*, Carey SK.2015. Regional scale selenium loading associated with surface coal mining, Elk Valley, British Columbia, Canada.Science of the Total Environment, 531, 791-802. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.040.

Williams TJ, Pomeroy JW, Janowicz JR, Carey SK, Rasouli K*, Quinton WL2015. A radiative-conductive-convective approach to calculate thaw seasonground surface temperatures for modelling frost table dynamics. HydrologicalProcesses. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10573.

Lessels JS*, Tetzlaff D, Carey SK, Smith P, Soulsby C. 2015. A coupledhydrology-biogeochemistry model to simulate dissolved organic carbon exportsfrom a permafrost influenced catchment. Hydrological Processes. doi:10.1002/hyp.10566. Contributed ~20% of the manuscript writing.

Ali G, Tetzlaff D, McDonnell JJ, Soulsby C, Carey SK, Laudon H, McGuireK, Buttle J, Seibert J, Shanley J. 2015. Comparison of threshold hydrologic response across northern catchments. Hydrological Processes. doi:10.1002/hyp.10527

Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, van Huljgevoort HJ*, Laudon H, McNamara J, Mitchell CPJ, Spence C, Gabor RS*, Soulsby C. 2015. A preliminary assessment of water partitioning and ecohydrological coupling in northern headwaters using stable isotopes and conceptual runoff models. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10515

Huang M*, Barbour SL, Carey SK.2015. The impact of reclamation coverdepth on the performance of reclaimed shale overburden at an oil sands minein Northern Alberta, Canada, Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.10229

Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, McGuire K, Laudon H, Soulsby C. 2014.Tracer-based assessment of flow paths, storage and runoff generation in northern catchments. Hydroogical. Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10412.

Debeer CM, Wheater HS, Quinton WL, Carey SK, Stewart RE, Mackay MD, Marsh P. 2014. The changing cold regions network: Observation, diagnosis and prediction of environmental change in the Saskatchewan and Mackenzie River Basins, Canada. Science China Earth Sciences, 1-15.

Faubert J-P*, Carey SK.2014. Growing season water balance of wetland reclamation test cells, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Hydrological Processes. 28: 4363-4376. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10240. Zanatta is former MSc student.

Rasouli K*, Pomeroy JW, Janowicz JR, Carey SK, Williams TJ. 2014. Hydrological sensitivity of a northern mountain basin to climate change. Hydrological Processes. 28: 4191-4208. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10244

Ali G, Tetzlaff D, Kuitbos L*, Soulsby C, Carey SK, McDonnell J, Buttle J, Laudon H, Seibert J, McGuire K, Shanley J. 2014. Analysis of hydrological seasonality across northern catchments using monthly precipitation-runoff polygon metrics. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59: 56-72 , doi: 10.1080/02626667.2013.822639

Carey SK, Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Laudon H, McDonnell J, McGuire K, Seibert J, Soulsby C, Shanley J. 2013. Use of color maps and wavelet coherence to discern seasonal and inter annual climate influences on streamflow variability in northern catchments. Water Resources Research,
doi:10.1002/wrcr.20469.

Zanatta RC*, Carey SK, Richardson M. 2013. The influence of hyporheic exchange on reach-scale water budgets in a Precambrian Shield catchment, Quebec, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 27, 1890-1900. Doi: 10.1002/hyp9873.

Tetzlaff D, Soulsby C, Buttle R, Capell R*, Carey SK, Laudon H, McDonnell JJ, McGuire K, Seibert J, Shanlty J. 2013. Catchments on the cusp: Structural and functional change in northern ecohydrology. Hydrological Processes, 5, 766-774, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9700

Laudon H, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby C, Carey SK, Seibert J, Buttle J,Shanley J, McDonnell JJ, McGuire K. 2013. Change in winter climate will affect dissolved organic carbon and water flux in mid-to-high latitude catchments. Hydrological Processes, 27, 700-709 doi: 10.1002/hyp.9686

Carey SK, Boucher JL*, Duarte CM*. 2013. Inferring groundwater contributions and pathways to streamflow during snowmelt over multiple years in a discontinuous permafrost environment (Yukon Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, 21, 67-77, doi: 10.1007/s10040-012-0920-9

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca