Banff National park
launch of land wisdom
- Established in 1885
- The location is Alberta-park geocentric
- The park is 6,641km squared
Important features of Banff National park
- Rocky mountains is the natural region
- UNESCO world heritage site (four mountains parks)
- Sulphur mountain and hot springs
- castle guard cave system and meadows
- grizzly bear habitat
- tourism destination of the park and the town of Banff
- cave and basin marsh
Impact of Climate change on Banff National park
The winter and spring precipitation will continue to increase
but the summer precipitation will decrease.
Specific Impact #1
The precipitation in winter is 29.9 mm which is said to increase to
36.7 mm. Summer precipitation will deplete from 240.8 mm to 200 mm.
Predicted change #2
Warmer temperature will melt glaciers at a rapid pace.
Specific Impact #2
Glaciers will drop between 770-3100 m in elevation
(southern Rocky Mountains).ex (Jackson Glacier and Taylor Glacier
Predicted change #3
The water level will decease because of run off being increased .
Specific Impact #3
Water runoff will increase by 21% near lake Louise
Winter and Spring Precipitation are expected to increase and summer will decrease.
This glacier is expected to drop 2300 m in elevation because of the warmer temperatures
Water Run off
The water Runoff will increase by 21%