Mixedwood Plains Ottawa Research Paper

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Ottawa The city I choosing is Ottawa, on Ontario. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the fourth-largest city in the country at a population of 883,391 (2011 census). It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. The 2011 census reported the Ottawa–Gatineau CMA had a population of 1,236,324, making it the fourth-largest CMA in Canada. The Mixedwood Plains Ecozone is the Canadian ecozone with the most southerly extent, covering all of southwesternOntario, and parts of central and northeastern Ontario and southern Quebec along the Saint Lawrence River. It was originally dominated by temperate deciduous forest growing mostly on limestone covered by glacial till. It is the smallest ecozone in Canada, but it includes the country's most productive industrial and commercial region, and is home to nearly half of Canada's population, including its two largest cities, Toronto and Montreal. The Mixedwood Plains stretch along the Quebec City-Windsor corridor. At its western end, it encompasses all of Southwestern…show more content…
The average July maximum temperature is 26.5 °C. The average January minimum temperature is −14.8 °C. Winters can be very cold with minimum temperatures recorded as low as −36 °C. Summers are warm and humid in Ottawa. Daytime temperatures of 30 °C or higher are commonplace. Ottawa averages many days with humidex between 30 °C and 40 °C annually. Snow and ice are dominant during the winter season. Ottawa receives about 224 centimetres of snowfall annually. Days above freezing and nights below −20 °C both occur in the winter. Spring and fall are variable, prone to extremes in temperature and unpredictable swings in conditions. Hot days above 30 °C have occurred as early as March or as late as October, although such events are unusual and brief. Annual precipitation averages around 940 millimetres. There are about 2130 hours of average sunshine
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