Tag Archives: Canada

Spring Challenge more results

Last week I described some initial results from the Spring Challenge. I showed how we used individual classifications to build a dataset for a single site in a a single year. And we discovered that using paired images 7 days … Continue reading

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Spring Challenge first results

Having all the pairs of spring images classified means I can now analyze them! In particular, I’m using these images to get a best estimate for the “start of spring” and the “end of spring”. These are metrics that are … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Ghost trees

Frost covers the tops of tamaracks, making them appear ghostly against the smaller black spruce trees in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Friday favorites: Fire and water

There are so many gorgeous fall scenes being captured by our PhenoCams right now that it’s hard to choose just one. It’s a great foliage year throughout the northern U.S. and Canada. Here is Lac Clair in Quebec, Canada, surrounded … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Yellow on green

In Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada, tamaracks (Larix laricina) tower over their black spruce (Picea mariana) neighbors. Tamaracks and their sister larch species are one of the few groups of conifers that change color and drop their needles every … Continue reading

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Why phenology is cool

I have long been fascinated by the passing of the seasons. I grew up in Canada: winter was cold and snowy, spring was lush and green, summer was hot and humid, and in autumn the forest exploded in a riot … Continue reading

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