South West Nova Scotia Temperature and Solar Radiation Study 2011 Project Summary

YEAR ONE results

Early in 2011, South Shore Opportunities CBDC (Queens/Lunenburg), Shelburne CBDC and Yarmouth CBDC secured funding from more than a dozen sources to launch a project to assess weather conditions and their influence on agriculture potential. Thank you to all funders .

The area of interest was the counties of Digy, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg.  To implement this three-year project the CBDC’s approached AgraPoint, for their agricultural consulting experience, and the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) for their years in similar “weather mapping” initiatives in the Annapolis Valley.    42 Onset weather stations were deployed to measure both temperature and solar radiation (i.e. sunshine units).

The results of the first year of the three year study can be downloaded here.   Be patient, it is a large document and will take several minutes to get all the information.

Click here to access the report


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