Matching Articles"Climate" (Total 39)

  • Within Labrador, this ecozone occupies the northernmost section.
  • The Avalon Forest ecoregion is located in the interior of the Avalon Peninsula.
  • The Strait of Belle Isle ecoregion occupies the northern tip of the Northern Peninsula. It is characterized by cool summers and cold winters.
  • The largest ecozone, the Boreal Shield, extends in a broad, U-shape from northern Saskatchewan to Newfoundland.
  • An article on the Central Newfoundland ecoregion which covers the north-central part of the island of Newfoundland.
  • View of Haystack, Placentia Bay, circa 1915, showing potato plants covering the gardens around most homes. This crop was an essential part of the diet of many Newfoundland outport fishing families for most of the 19th and 20th centuries.
    The following examples illustrate the use of long-term climate data for siting, design, and operational planning in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • A calf huddles near some equipment on a farm near St. John's during the first snowfall of winter.
    A look at the impact of climate on human activity in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Taken on the 11th March 1980 at 1136 GMT or 0806 NST (7:16 a.m. in Western Labrador).

The photograph shows the late winter pack ice off the eastern coasts of Labrador and the island of Newfoundland.

The pack ice is generated within the region as landfast ice or new growth offshore, but incorporates varying amounts of ice from Baffin Bay, Hudson Strait and the high Arctic, some of which is multi-year ice. The movement of the pack is generally southward and landward under the control of the Labrador Current and the Coriolis force. Daily (and hourly) changes in the distribution and pattern of the ice, on the other hand, result from variability in the atmospheric controls, that is, wind direction and strength.

From the 2nd to the 8th of March the prevailing wind had been between westerly and southwesterly over much of Labrador and the island. As a result, the main pack had moved off the eastern coasts by the morning of the 11th, leaving a series of large open-water leads immediately offshore. The more compact windward (western) edge of the pack contrasts markedly with the diffuse, irregular and embayed, or "loose" condition of the leeward (eastern) edge, characterised by sea leads, polynyas, ice-tongues and open-water bights.

Considerable amounts of locally generated landfast ice remain along much of the Labrador Coast, especially north of Groswater Bay where the highly indented coast and numerous offshore islands encourage its persistence. Landfast ice has largely disappeared from the island's eastern and western coasts, reflecting the mild winter of 1979/80 in Newfoundland.

An open-water zone or 'lake' is also evident immediately off the west coast of the island, which can be attributed to southeasterly winds associated with high pressure along the east coast during the 24 hours immediately prior to the time of the photograph. Such a circulation would tend to force the inshore Gulf ice to retreat northwestward and off-shore. The same phenomenon on a smaller scale can be seen at the bottom left edge of the photograph. on the western side of Grindstone Island.

Further evidence of the mild winter is the fact that Gander and Grand Lakes are already clear of ice, although Lake Melville in Labrador is still blockaded.

The photograph also shows contrasts between snow-covered open areas-such as the 'caribou barrens' of the south coast of the island, the burnt-over area northeast of Gander, the Long Range Mountains, and the Labrador Coast- and the forested areas of the island's interior.
    Like location, climate has been a decisive factor in shaping the Newfoundland and Labrador experience.
  • This ecoregion is composed of islands, exposed headlands, and protected inlets, from Napaktok Bay south to the Strait of Belle Isle.
  • The Eagle Plateau ecoregion comprises the Mealy Mountains and an area south of Lake Melville in southern Labrador.
  • Impacts of climate extremes such as prolonged ice accretion, abnormally cool, wet summers or snow deficient winters, heavy rainfall, etc.
  • This ecoregion covers an area west of Lake Melville in southern Labrador.
  • The Kingurutik/Fraser Rivers ecoregion takes in several other mountainous outcrops, including the Mealy Mountains, south of Lake Melville.
  • This ecoregion is located on the perimeter of Lake Melville. It has humid, cool summers and cold winters.
  • This ecoregion is divided into three separate upland areas, extending from the southwestern coast of Newfoundland to its Northern Peninsula.
  • The Maritime Barrens ecoregion extends westward across the southern half of the uplands of Newfoundland to the Long Range Mountains.
  • This ecoregion extends across the southern Labrador border with Quebec and runs northwest to the southern boundary of the Smallwood Reservoir.
  • A small community located on the south coast of Newfoundland.
    The human history of Newfoundland and Labrador has been strongly influenced by the natural environment, particularly marine resources.
  • An article on the New Quebec Central Plateau ecoregion which comprises the Kaniapiskau Plateau and a large part of the Lake Plateau to the south and east.
  • The antlers lying on the ground indicate the presence of caribou and other wildlife in this region.
    Newfoundland and Labrador is part of two different types of biomes, the tundra and the taiga.