Figure-5.16: Projected change in ice freeze-up and ice breakup dates for Canadian lakes

Change in mean date (number of days) of (a) freeze-up and (b) breakup between the current (1961–1990) and future (2041–2070) climatic periods for a hypothetical lake of 20 m depth. Note that all changes are in the positive direction (later ice freeze-up and earlier ice breakup). Simulations performed with the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM4.2) using the SRES A2 emission scenario.


Dibike et al., 2012