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Prince Edward Island, Canada, Could Be Affected by Sea Level Rise

46.5N 63.4W

May 8th, 2013 Category: Climate Change

Canada – May 7th, 2013

Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province consisting of an island of the same name, as well as other islands. If the forecast trend in climate disruption continues, we can expect difficult times on Prince Edward Island.

This is despite the fact that Prince Edward Island is a low emitter of greenhouse gases, producing only 0.3% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. No substantial growth in greenhouse gas emissions has been experienced or is expected in Prince Edward Island over the next decade.

Unfortunately, however, as an island with a highly erodible sandstone bedrock, an indented sandy shoreline with many estuaries and marshes,
and the ongoing submergence of its coast, Prince Edward Island has been identified as one of the areas most vulnerable to sea level rise in Canada (click here for more details).

Reddish Sediments in Bay of Fundy, Canada

45.3N 65.1W

April 6th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - March 30th, 2011

While snow dusts the land of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, most of the province of Nova Scotia is snow-free. Part of Prince Edward Island is also visible at the upper right.

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are separated by the Bay of Fundy. Reddish sediments pour into the bay, filling inlets such as Cobequid Bay (far right).


Sediments in Bay of Fundy and Snow Across Parts of Canada and the USA

45.8N 68.2W

April 1st, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - March 30th, 2011

Parts of the northeastern USA, including states such as Maine, New Hamshire and Vermont, and parts of the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, are dusted with snow in this early spring image.

Other areas, such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and most of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, are snow-free. Sediments can be seen along the coastline between Nova Scotia and Massachusetts, although most are concentrated in the Bay of Fundy to the north.

Red Sediments in Bay of Fundy, Canada – November 12th, 2010

46.5N 63.4W

November 12th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Canada - August 30th, 2010

The land belonging to the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia (right), New Brunswick (left) and Prince Edward Island (top) can be observed here. The large bay separating the former two is the Bay of Fundy, while the latter is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Red sediments can be seen pouring into two inlets of the Bay of Fundy: Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left). The Gulf of Saint Lawrence appears mostly sediment free.

The Bay of Fundy, Canada – March 20th, 2009

March 20th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Bay of Fundy, Canada - March 16th, 2009

Bay of Fundy, Canada - March 16th, 2009

The Bay of Fundy (bottom left to center) is a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.

The Bay of Fundy is known for its high tidal range and the bay is contested as having the highest vertical tidal range in the world with Ungava Bay in northern Quebec and The Severn Estuary in the UK.

Oceanographers attribute it to tidal resonance resulting from a coincidence of timing: the time it takes a large wave to go from the mouth of the bay to the inner shore and back is practically the same as the time from one high tide to the next. During the 12.4 hour tidal period, 115 billion tonnes of water flow in and out of the bay.

Brown sediments can be seen along the northern shores of the bay. North of the bay, ice floats on the water of the Northumberland Strait between mainland Canada and Prince Edward Island.