Canada's Cold Environments (Canadian Association of Geographers Series in Canadian Geography)

Canada's Cold Environments (Canadian Association of Geographers Series in Canadian Geography)

ISBN10: 0773509259
ISBN13: 978-0773509252
Author: -
Title: Canada's Cold Environments (Canadian Association of Geographers Series in Canadian Geography)
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (March 16, 1993)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1563 kb
Size PDF: 1775 kb
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 531
Pages: 368 pages
Subcategory: Earth Sciences

Canada's Cold Environments (Canadian Association of Geographers Series in Canadian Geography)



Low temperatures, wind-chill, snow, sea ice, and permafrost have been primary characteristics of Canada's northern and alpine environments during the past two million years. The evolution of Canada's cultural landscapes, the processes of settlement of rural areas, and the present interaction of Canadian industrial society with its biophysical environment are all deeply influenced, directly or indirectly, by the frigidity of the greater part of the country. The phenomenon of global warming, if it occurs, will lessen this coldness, but its impact on temperature extremes, sea ice regimes, vegetation, snow distribution, permafrost, glaciers, lakes, rivers, and mountain hazards are all the subject of intensive research -- the highlights of which are reviewed in Canada's Cold Environments.

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