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By Hugh M. French, Olav Slaymaker

ISBN-10: 047069968X

ISBN-13: 9780470699683

ISBN-10: 1119950171

ISBN-13: 9781119950172

Content material:
Chapter 1 chilly Canada and the altering Cryosphere (pages 1–25): Hugh French and Olav Slaymaker
Chapter 2 The overdue Quaternary Glaciation of Northern Canada (pages 26–47): David Evans
Chapter three The Evolution of Polar barren region and Tundra Ecosystems (pages 48–65): Konrad Gajewski
Chapter four distant Sensing and Canadian Snow Climatology (pages 66–86): Richard Kelly
Chapter five The altering Climates (pages 87–104): Roger Barry and Mark Serreze
Chapter 6 Snow and Runoff: approaches, Sensitivity and Vulnerability (pages 105–125): Ming?Ko Woo and John Pomeroy
Chapter 7 Permafrost Distribution and balance (pages 126–146): Chris Burn
Chapter eight Sea Ice in Canada (pages 147–162): David Barber and Jennifer Lukovich
Chapter nine Lake and River Ice in Canada (pages 163–181): Terry Prowse
Chapter 10 weather switch and the primary Canadian Treeline (pages 183–199): Glen Macdonald
Chapter eleven Geomorphic swap in Northern Canada (pages 200–221): Hugh French
Chapter 12 Geomorphic switch in Canada's Temperate Mountains (pages 222–246): Olav Slaymaker
Chapter thirteen danger from Cold?climate dangers within the Canadian Cordillera (pages 247–266): Jim Gardner
Chapter 14 Societal facets of fixing chilly Environments (pages 267–300): Gita Laidler
Chapter 15 The altering Canadian Cryosphere, Globalization and international Environmental swap (pages 301–312): Olav Slaymaker and Hugh French

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2000). 3. On balance, the average rate of change in dates for both freeze-up and break-up is approximately 5–7 days per century. , 2001). In essence, it is not clear to what extent local observations on lakes and rivers reflect conditions elsewhere in the basin and it is unfortunate that there are no high elevation data included in the analysis. 2 shows the mean freeze-up and break-up dates on the Mackenzie River, NWT, between 1946 and 1955. 3 Time series of freeze-up and break-up dates of several northern lakes and rivers.

VII. Personnel become easily fatigued. Buddy system and observation mandatory. 4 Mean and maximum wind speeds (km/h) recorded for localities on Haida Gwai (the Queen Charlotte Islands) and on the west side of the Coast Mountains, British Columbia. 5 Zonal nordicity values for various Canadian locations. 4). The uplands of western Newfoundland, southern Labrador and the Gaspesie Mountains of eastern Quebec experience similar wind chill. 3 Nordicity The term ‘cold’ is frequently equated with the term ‘northern’.

The terrain is rocky, undulating and lake-strewn. Although sedimentary rocks are preserved within shallow basins, such as Hudson Bay and Foxe Basin, the Shield region is largely an exhumed and eroded surface of great geological antiquity and tectonic stability. 8 The main physiographic regions of Canada. Source: French and Slaymaker, 1993. The Northern Platform Lowlands (region II) flank the Canadian Shield to the north and west and consist of plateau-like areas underlain by horizontal sedimentary rocks.

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