An earlier thaw can trim winter logging.Global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. , rather than increasing opportunities for development in cold northern regions, can detrimentally affect a region's economy. In New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). , for example, the trend toward earlier spring thaws has significantly lowered logging revenues, a new study suggests.
During the past 4 decades, winter temperatures in New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. have risen about 2[degrees]C, says Jennifer B. Wurtzel, a climatologist cli·ma·tol·o·gy
The meteorological study of climates and their phenomena.
clima·to·log at the University of Michigan (body, education) University of Michigan - A large cosmopolitan university in the Midwest USA. Over 50000 students are enrolled at the University of Michigan's three campuses. The students come from 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. in Ann Arbor. That warmer winter weather, in turn, has reduced the number of days on which unimproved roads are frozen and therefore able to support the weight of a truck loaded with fresh-cut timber.
New Hampshire is the second-most forested state in the nation, after Maine. To assess the effect of a warming climate on the state's logging industry, Wurtzel and colleague Cameron P. Wake, a climatologist at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, used weather data to estimate the change in the number of frozen-road days each year between 1970 and 2007. Towns in northern New Hampshire, where logging in A colloquial term for the process of making the initial record of the names of individuals who have been brought to the police station upon their arrest.
The process of logging in is also called booking. the state is most prevalent, now have on average 9 fewer frozen-road days each winter than they did in 1970. Over the same period, towns in central New Hampshire have lost about 10 frozen-road days, the researchers found.
Data from previous studies suggest that a loss of 9 frozen-road days each year, about 10 percent of the logging season, translates into a loss of $1 million in logging fees paid to landowners.