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Table 5 Comparison of environmental data (July to October 2013) collected for model validation polygons. Environmental data are collected from the closest meteorological station by Euclidean straight-line distance for ranches near One Four, Alberta and Stettler, Alberta. Values are mean ± SEM

From: Where’s the risk? Landscape epidemiology of gastrointestinal parasitism in Alberta beef cattle

Environmental Parameters LRC Stettler T-stat
Total Acc. Precip. (mm) 251.7 163.3 -
Daily Acc. Precip. (mm) 2.0 ± 0.6 1.3 ± 0.4 t244 = 9.5
GDD Total (base 5 °C) 1231.9 1012.9 -
GDD Daily Average (base 5C) 10.0 ± 0.6 8.2 ± 0.5 t244 = 2.3*
Air Temperature Minimum (°C) 7.8 ± 0.6 5.9 ± 0.5 t244 = 2.3*
Humidity Minimum (%) 36.0 ± 1.3 41.3 ± 1.4 t244 = −2.7**
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001