Wind Trajectories

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada(AAFC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) have been working together to study the potential of trajectories for monitoring insect movements since the late 1990s. Trajectory models are used to deliver an early-warning system for the origin and destination of migratory invasive species, such as diamondback moth.  In addition, plant pathologists have shown that trajectories can assist with the prediction of plant disease infestations and are also beginning to utilize these same data. We receive two types of model output from ECCC: reverse trajectories and forward trajectories.

An OVERVIEW describing the background, application, and collaborative generation of these wind trajectory reports can be accessed here.

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April 8, 2019 (Wk01)