IQALUIT, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) would like to inform residents that a weather observation site is being built in the Iqaluit area.
This new observation site will be used by ECCC to gather data using different instruments such as a weather radar and various sensors to measure temperature, precipitation and winds. A new technology will also be used to detect aerosols (small particles) in the atmosphere.
Residents will be able to see this new technology in action as it will emit a green light into the atmosphere in the night time. Please note that this instrument is safe and does not pose any threats to your health or to the environment.
Data collected at this site will help better understand Iqaluit's particular weather conditions, and help us improve local weather forecasts in the North.
ECCC is working closely with the local community in the Iqaluit area and is collaborating with Nunavut Arctic College on research and data analysis.
Local media that would like to interview experts to talk about this research project are invited to contact the ECCC Media Relations Office, at the number indicated below.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free); Mary Ellen Thomas, Senior Manager, Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College, 867-979-7202