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Enhancing provincial climate monitoring: the Forest Ecosystem Research Network and the Climate Related Monitoring Program

Author(s) or contact(s): V. Foord, B. Floyd, and T. Weick
Source: Forests, Lands, and NR Operations
Subject: Climate
Series: Extension Note
Other details:  Published 2014. Hardcopy is available.


This extension note highlights the role that the Forest Ecosystem Research Network (FERN) plays in monitoring remote and otherwise unmonitored sites in the province. It describes the network, introduces and explains how FERN interacts with the overarching network organization in the province, and details a few important case studies where FERN data have proven valuable for understanding specific extreme events or detailed features of British Columbia’s climate. Finally, the role that FERN plays in understanding climate in the province as a whole is described.

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