South West NS Temperature and Solar Radiation Study


NEWS :   2014 Report Summary is available for download…………….see POST to RIGHT.

Early in 2011, the three Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) of Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Queens/Lunenburg secured

funding from more than a dozen sources to launch a project to assess weather conditions and their influence on agriculture potential. Their area

of interest was the counties of Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg.

Stations were deployed in transects (agreed on through meetings with the CBDC) which start with a station on the coast and move inland. Seven

transects (Weymouth, Yarmouth, Clyde River, Shelburne, Liverpool, Bridgewater, and Chester) were identified with the CBDC, and then the

AGRG included three additional transects (Kentville, Middleton, and Annapolis Royal), plus Brier Island and the Campbell Scientific stations

throughout the Valley. This resulted in a total of 12 transects and coast to coast coverage between the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean on

the South Shore.

The 2014, 185 report is available for download now.

A link to the individual live data collection sites can be found here:



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