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Today's better public information of the way weather impacts our caliber of existence and atmosphere has created an expanding call for for climatological info. Now this knowledge comes in one handy, obtainable resource, The Encyclopedia of Climatology. This complete quantity covers all of the major subfields of climatology, provides information on climates in significant continental parts and explains what's identified concerning the explanations of climatic tactics and adjustments. Contents comprise articles on bioclimatology, El Niño, climatic types, global neighborhood climates, civilization and weather, climatic diversifications and the greenhouse effect.

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This large river plays a vital role in the annual re-supply of settlements in the western Canadian Arctic. 2) constrain such activity, while annual flooding and periodic ice jams constitute hazards to bridges and settlements. On the other hand, in the broader catchment areas, frozen lakes and rivers are often the only means by which heavy construction equipment and other supplies are delivered to remote settlements and resource-exploitation sites in the winter months. 3 Cold Mountains The mountains of Canada represent the ‘alpine’ dimension of Canada’s cold environments.

Instead, the aim of this book is to simply document the changing nature of Canada’s cold environments and, by implication, outline the possible global impacts. We restrict the broader discussion to the northern hemisphere. Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective, First Edition. Edited by Hugh French and Olav Slaymaker. Ó 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 1). Their relevance to climate change lies in: (i) their high surface reflectivity (albedo), (ii) the fact that all three phases of water (solid, liquid and vapour) coexist over the range of the Earth’s temperatures and pressures, and (iii) the large amount of latent heat associated with the phase changes between water and ice.

C. coast. The so-called Fluted Point people were hunters living close to the receding ice sheets $12–10 ka BP. Clearly, their lives must have been dominated by the cold environments into which they had moved. But by $4 ka BP the Early Nesikep culture of the BC Interior, the Early Northwest Coast culture and the Early Paleo-Eskimo cultures of the High Arctic and northwest Greenland had all emerged, and the environment had become quite similar to that of the present (Wright, 2001). As the ice sheets became more distant, life became progressively more influenced by the successive biomes that made eking out an existence so much more possible.

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