Chapter 4: Climate
Only a few aspects of an area’s climate show up on remotely sensed images, for example, the distribution of snowfall. However, air photos do show several of the effects of, and responses to, climate such as the construction of shelterbelts to protect against the wind.
4.6: Responses to Climate in the Souris Valley West of Souris
The Souris River 1 flows west to east through the area that is flat and windswept. A standard response is to plant trees around farm buildings 2. In one location trees 3 protect both the CP railway line 4 and a farm to the south 5. Another row of trees protects the line further west 6, just west of a railway junction at Schwitzer 7.
All the land apart from the wooded banks of the
Figure 4.6: Responses to Climate in the Souris Valley West of Souris
Vertical air photograph: A20811-72
Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.07 mm
Date: September 28, 1968
Location: Township 7; Range 22 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden