Directory Profiles

Dr. Michel Baraër


Michel Baraër is an Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Engineering at the “École de technologie superieure” a member of the Université du Québec network. Michel is a specialist of alpine and nordic hydrology. His research program covers climate change impacts on water resources in the tropical Andes (Peru and Bolivia) and in Southwest Yukon (Kluane Lake National Park). Additionally, Michel manages the experimental watershed of Ste-Marthe were he studies snow hydrology.


Michel Baraër est professeur agrégé au Département de génie de la construction à l’École de technologie supérieure, membre du réseau de l’Université du Québec. Michel est un spécialiste de l’hydrologie alpine et nordique. Son programme de recherche couvre les impacts du changement climatique sur les ressources en eau dans les Andes tropicales (Pérou et Bolivie) et dans le sud-ouest du Yukon (Parc national du lac Kluane). De plus, Michel gère le bassin versant expérimental de Ste-Marthe où il étudie l’hydrologie des neiges.

Selected Publications

Glacier recession, hydrologic connectivity, and wetland dynamics
Polk M, K Young, M Baraër, B Mark, J McKenzie, J Bury & M Carey
Applied geography Accepted Manuscript (2016)

Thermal imagery of groundwater seeps: Possibilities and limitations
Mundy E, T Gleeson, M Roberts, M Baraër & J McKenzie
Groundwater Accepted Manuscript (2016)

Comparing snow models under current and future climates: Uncertainties and implications for hydrological impact studies
Troin M., A. Poulin, M. Baraër & F. Brissette
Journal of Hydrology 540:588–602 (Sep 2016)

Measuring glacier surface temperatures with ground-based thermal infrared imaging
Aubry-Wake C, M Baraër, J McKenzie, B Mark, O Wigmore, R Hellstrom & L Lautz
Geophysical Research Letters 42:8489–8497 (Oct 2015)

Glaciers as water resources. In Huggel C, M Carey, JJ Clague & A Kääb (Eds.), The High-Mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks
Mark BG, M Baraër, A Fernandez, W Immerzeel, RD Moore & R Weingartner
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (Aug 2015)

Elevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the world
Pepin N, RS Bradley, HF Diaz, M Baraër, EB Caceres, N Forsythe, H Fowler, et al.
Nature Climate Change 5:424–430 (Apr 2015)

Contribution of groundwater to the outflow from ungauged glacierized catchments: A multi-site study in the tropical Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Baraër M, J McKenzie, B Mark, R Gordon, J Bury, T Condom, J Gomez, et al.
Hydrological Processes 29:2516–2581 (May 2015)

Toward hydro-social modeling: Merging human variables and the social sciences with climate-glacier runoff models (Santa River, Peru)
Carey M, M Baraër, BG Mark, A French, J Bury, KR Young & JM McKenzie
Journal of Hydrology 518:60–78 (Oct 2014)

Glaciers recession and water resources in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Baraer M, BG Mark, JM McKenzie, T Condom, KI Huh, J Gòmez & S Rathay
Journal of Glaciology 58:134–150 (Feb 2014)