Earth Sciences and Ecology Question #123
Robin Shane Best, a 21 year old male from the Internet asks on January 20, 2000,
What are the values for Heating Degree-days and Cooling Degree-hours for the Toronto, Ontario area?
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Environment Canada has a website listing climate normal data on degree days. Owing to the urban heat island effect there's a lot of local variability. For example, the climate normal annual freezing degree day data in the area are:
Toronto Island Airport ..... 439
U of T Campus ..... 443
International Airport ..... 646.
Local effects, like being in a frost hollow, and year to year variability, are also factors.
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