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New PCIC Science Brief: Update On Daily Temperature and Precipitation Changes in Canada

PCIC is pleased to announce the release of its next Science Brief. This Science Brief discusses a paper in the journal Atmosphere Ocean, in which Vincent et al. (2018) use daily weather station data from across Canada to compute 35 temperature and precipitation indices over the 1948-2016 period for all of Canada, and over the 1900-2016 period for locations in southern Canada. They find that the changes in the indices that they examine are consistent with warming, with greater warming seen in indices of cold temperatures. They also find that changes in the precipitation indices they examine vary by location. The authors also examine the impact of changes to these indices on several sectors in Canada.

Read the new Science Brief.