MW-01-069

Climate: Status Assessment Report
Sponsor: 
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
Lead Researcher: 
Corey De La Mare and John Beckingham, Geographics Dynamics Corporation, Edmonton, Alberta
Body: 
The purpose of this report was to determine the amount and availability of climate data for Millar Western’s Forest Management Agreement (FMA) area and conduct analysis of the climate data to determine the differences among the subregions occurring within the FMA.

Monthly and daily meteorological data was obtained from the Atmospheric Environment Service of Environment Canada. The data was analyzed to compare the climate variances of the four natural subregions of the FMA.

The climatic isolines developed for the FMA illustrate a surface relationship for temperature, precipitation, and growing degree-days, all of which have implications to productivity, fire, and future monitoring requirements.