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Category Archive for 'Phenology'


It’s official: the tulips are blooming early in Ottawa. They usually come up in mid-April, not mid March. That’s how weird a winter it has been: soil temperatures two weeks ahead of schedule, no snowfall in March, record breaking warmth and now, early tulips. The Dutch ambassador isn’t worried: Dutch ambassador Wim Geerts, who grew […]

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A question of timing

"The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time." [NASA] Discussing weather events in the context of climate change isn’t simple. To be correct, we need […]

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