The Impact of Weather Term Paper by KatiaK

The Impact of Weather
This paper uses Canada as an example to explore the impact of weather on areas of day-to-day functioning.
# 111158 | 2,055 words | 12 sources | APA | 2005 | CA

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The paper focuses on the impact of weather on insurance rates and policies and on the construction of buildings and homes. The paper looks at the effect of weather on agricultural vs. urban regions and discusses how insurance companies have adopted risk assessment and management strategies for insuring meteorological hazards. The paper then discusses the development of building code guidelines and how the weather impacts housing and the structures of electrical power generating stations. The paper concludes that it is very easy to see, using Canada as an example, how weather impacts many areas of day-to-day functioning.

From the Paper:

"The weather is an often over looked feature of our environment in terms of its deeply seeded impacts on our day-to-day lives. While most individuals are aware of the fact that the weather dictates what they might wear during the day, which coat or jacket to choose, and what activities they may be able to participate in, the broader impacts of weather are not as often a topic of concern. Everyone is aware of the impact of natural disasters related to weather, as these events can often wreck havoc with individual areas of the country or world for an extended period of time. Recent examples within Canada include the hurricanes that occurred in the fall of 2003. Although hurricanes are very uncommon in Canada, due to its northern location, the tail ends of a tropical storm hit parts of southern Ontario causing power outages and structural damage to a variety of buildings."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ashton, G. (1986). River and Lake Ice Engineering. Littleton, Colorado: Water Resources Publications.
  • Christensen, F.T. (1987). Vertical ice forces on long straight walls. Cold Region Science and Technology, 13, 215-218.
  • Frisby, E.M. (1964). A study of hailstorms of the upper Great Plains in the North American continent. Weatherwise, 17, 68-75.
  • Kerr, A.D. (1985). Analysis of floating ice cover with partial flooding. Cold Region Science and Technology, 10, 117-123.
  • LaDochy, S. (1984). Climatic characteristics of hailstorms in agricultural Manitoba, Canada. Geographical Perspectives, 55, 15-25.

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APA Format

The Impact of Weather (2009, January 12) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from

MLA Format

"The Impact of Weather" 12 January 2009. Web. 27 September. 2022. <>