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Tag Archive 'Phenology'

That really was a warm winter

Winter 2009/2010: 4.0°C above normal Warmest winter since records began in 1948 Driest out of the past 63 years, 22% below normal Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan had 60% less precipitation than normal It really has been extraordinary. Says David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada: "I think it’s a combination of a strong El […]

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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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