Opabin Plateau - THIRD PLACE
Photo by Benjamin Roesky, University of Calgary
Meteorological monitoring of Alpine catchments is used to quantify the water in/out-puts in these environments. As the climate warms, precipitation will increasingly take the form of rain rather than snow which will alter the flow that supplies some major Canadian cities with water. Due to the harsh conditions the weather stations must be maintained regularly (pictured). This station is located near Lake O’hara which has been described as ‘the secret heaven of Yoho National Park’.