Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
Please note: the conference schedule is hosted by Sched.org which allows you to search within the schedule, and filter the schedule to show sessions only occurring on a certain date or within a track. Some presentation slides have been provided for your reference. Use the custom filter tool on the right to search for "Slides Available" or click here: https://nearcfall2016.sched.org/audience/Slides+Available

To return to the NEARC website, go to: http://northeastarc.org/2016/index.html
View analytic
Sunday, October 16 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
GIS Educators Day Session. Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on the New England Winter Sport Industry

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

PRESENTER: William Hansen, Worcester State University

ABSTRACT:
The winter sport industry is an important part of the New England economy as well as an integral component of the New England psyche. The impacts of climate change have caused great uncertainty in the industry and will require economic and technologic innovations to deal with the fluctuations in the length of the winter season, temperature variation and snow pack fluctuation. The Earth Science program at Worcester State has entered into a cooperative monitoring and assessment program with Wachusett Mountain ski resort and the Mass Department of Environmental Conservation. Continuous monitoring weather stations and soil probes will be installed on Mount Wachusett and vegetation and small mammal surveys will be conducted to examine the environmental and physical changes that have occurred and will occur. 


Sunday October 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Nauset II

Attendees (3)