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Ten 10-m ATMOS surface weather stations were deployed during the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as the foundation of the high-resolution atmospheric monitoring network, the Mesonet, built by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in support of the Games. The ATMOS stations collected 1.5-m temperature and humidity, pressure, 10-m wind speed and direction, insolation, black globe temperature, precipitation, and the difference in temperature between the top and bottom of the tower (local stability). Samples were made every 5 seconds and these were used to generate 1-min averages. Data then underwent thorough quality control.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 8, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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Keywords:  Scientific research, 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games, ATMOS
Federal

Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC’s) air quality model, Global Environmental Multiscale – Model of Atmospheric Chemistry (GEM-MACH v2), was run at high spatial resolution to generate daily forecasts for the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at Pan Am sporting venue locations and for surface air quality measurement stations across the Greater Toronto Area. The model was run for a domain covering all of Southern Ontario at a spatial resolution of 2.5-km grid spacing. The model also included updated traffic pollutant emissions, generated before the Games by using a road link-based, traffic flow model. The GEM-MACH model generated daily forecasts on an hourly interval and forecasts were available at 6am local time each morning.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 20, 2017
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: TXT HTML
Keywords:  Scientific research, TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Toronto
Federal

The Pan and Parapan American Games are a regional international summer sporting event, staged every 4 years in the year prior to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2015 Games were awarded to Canada on November 6, 2009, by the Pan American Sports Organization. The XVII Pan American Games and the V Parapan American Games were held in Toronto, Canada, from July 10–26, 2015, and from August 7–15, 2015, respectively. Canada welcomed the 40 other countries/nations of the Americas to Toronto and the municipalities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in Ontario where the summer sports events of the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games were hosted.

Last Updated: Jul. 28, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF HTML XLS
Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Southern Ontario, Toronto, MSC, Meteorological Service of Canada, atmospheric monitoring
Federal

The high spatial and temporal resolution network was comprised of new automated land- and marine-based weather stations, and additional experimental monitoring platforms. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) designed the Mesonet to monitor weather at the venues, while providing close tracking of southern Ontario lake breezes, which can be associated with severe weather initiation and high air pollutant concentrations. To track the lake breeze, existing land and marine monitoring capacity was identified and expanded to define the Mesonet. The Games hosted a number of open-water events in the inner harbour and south of the Toronto Islands, an area where the competition or logistics could be affected by thunderstorms, severe weather or heat stress.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF CSV XLS HTML
Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Lake Ontario, Great Lakes
Federal

The Pan and Parapan American Games are a regional international summer sporting event, staged every 4 years in the year prior to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2015 Games were awarded to Canada on November 6, 2009, by the Pan American Sports Organization. The XVII Pan American Games and the V Parapan American Games were held in Toronto, Canada, from July 10–26, 2015, and from August 7–15, 2015, respectively. Canada welcomed the 40 other countries/nations of the Americas to Toronto and the municipalities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in Ontario where the summer sports events of the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games were hosted.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 31, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Scientific research, TO2015, 2015 Games, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Southern Ontario, Toronto, MSC, Meteorological Service of Canada
Federal

Environment and Climate Change Canada added 40 compact stations, 10 ATMOS stations and 3 standard automated MSC Auto8 stations to the existing networks to form a high-resolution monitoring system across southern Ontario known as the Mesonet. These stations provided both high-density spacing and high-frequency minute-by-minute observations. Standard meteorological variables were reported—atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, temperature and precipitation amounts—as well as a new element recorded by a black globe thermometer, used in the evaluation of heat stress on the human body. The new automated surface weather stations were configured to report every minute, a sharp departure from the standard hourly reporting.

Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Toronto, Environment Canada
Federal

NAV CANADA (NC) provided Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) with automated minutely weather observations from six select AWOS stations (i.e. airport locations) in southern Ontario as an experimental, proof-of-concept program in support of the 2015 Games. The minutely data were at a higher temporal frequency than the hourly observations that are normally provided (sub-hourly weather specials, as required). The minutely data from these stations were considered raw and unofficial; observations can only be considered official after NC data processing and transmission to ECCC is in a specific format and fashion (as they are for hourly observations).

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF CSV XLS HTML
Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Toronto, Environment Canada
Federal

Mesoscale boundaries have an important influence on mesoscale weather. They can trigger, enhance or inhibit convections and severe weather. They are also indicators of shifts in wind speed and direction, temperature and relative humidity, and can affect air quality and heat indices. Around the Great Lakes, it has been observed that mesoscale boundaries are prevalent and can have complex interactions between each other.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 2, 2019
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: TXT FGDB/GDB HTML CSV XLS
Keywords:  Great Lakes, mesoscale boundary, database, geodatabase, lake and land breeze fronts, outflow boundaries, shapefiles, 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games, Weather
Federal

The Great Lakes Basin Integrated Nutrient Dataset compiles and standardizes phosphorus, nitrogen, and suspended solids data collected between the 2000-2019 water years from multiple Canadian and American sources around the Great Lakes. Ultimately, the goal is to enable regional nutrient data analysis within the Great Lakes Basin. This data is not directly used in the Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Division tributary load calculations. Data processing steps include standardizing data column and nutrient names, date-time conversion to Universal Time Coordinates, normalizing concentration units to milligram per liter, and reporting all phosphorus and nitrogen compounds 'as phosphorus' or 'as nitrogen'.

Last Updated: Mar. 17, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 18, 2019
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML CSV TXT
Keywords:  nutrients, phosphorus, nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, turbidity, suspended solids, integrated
Federal

This notice applied to manufacturers of vehicles that contained mercury switches and owners of steel mills that processed end-of-life vehicles or steel scrap from end-of-life vehicles. This notice has been in effect since December 29, 2007, for automobile and steel manufacturers. Although the initial facilities subject have completed their obligations this notice is still in effect. This means that new facilities could become subject if they meet the requirement(s) of the notice.

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML TXT CSV
Keywords:  pollution prevention, air quality, atmosphere, climate, p2 planning, environment, conservation, chemicals
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