Areas of Drought in Canada The Areas of Drought dataset has been created to define and depict the severity, spatial extent, and impacts of drought within Canada except for Nunavut and the Arctic Archipelago. Drought classes in the CDM range from D0 to D4, with D0 indicating abnormally dry conditions, and D1 to D4 indicating moderate to exceptional drought. Each category is based on the percentile chance of those conditions occurring. The drought areas are classified as follows: D0 (Abnormally Dry) – represents an event that occurs once every 3-5 years; D1 (Moderate Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 5-10 years; D2 (Severe Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 10-20 years; D3 (Extreme Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 20-25 years; and D4 (Exceptional Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 50 years. 2017-08-03 2017-09-15 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada agri-geomatics-agrog@agr.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyDroughtClimatePrecipitation Data Product SpecificationPDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/canadianDroughtMonitor/en/ISO_19131_Canadian_Drought_Monitor_Data_Product_Specification.pdf Data Product SpecificationPDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/canadianDroughtMonitor/fr/Outil_de_surveillance_des_secheresses_au_Canada_ISO_19131_.pdf Pre-packaged FGDB filesFGDB/GDB http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/canadianDroughtMonitor/fgdb/areasOfDrought/ Pre-packaged SHAPE filesSHP http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/canadianDroughtMonitor/shp/areasOfDrought/ Pre-packaged GML filesGML http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/canadianDroughtMonitor/gml/areasOfDrought/ Canadian Drought MonitorHTML http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/cdm Canadian Drought MonitorHTML http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/ssc Pre-packaged MapsPDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/maps_cartes/canadianDroughtMonitor/en/ Pre-packaged MapsPDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/maps_cartes/canadianDroughtMonitor/fr/

Areas of Drought in Canada

The Areas of Drought dataset has been created to define and depict the severity, spatial extent, and impacts of drought within Canada except for Nunavut and the Arctic Archipelago. Drought classes in the CDM range from D0 to D4, with D0 indicating abnormally dry conditions, and D1 to D4 indicating moderate to exceptional drought. Each category is based on the percentile chance of those conditions occurring. The drought areas are classified as follows: D0 (Abnormally Dry) – represents an event that occurs once every 3-5 years; D1 (Moderate Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 5-10 years; D2 (Severe Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 10-20 years; D3 (Extreme Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 20-25 years; and D4 (Exceptional Drought) – represents an event that occurs every 50 years.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Data Product Specification Guide PDF English Access
Data Product Specification Guide PDF French Access
Pre-packaged FGDB files Dataset FGDB/GDB English
French
Access
Pre-packaged SHAPE files Dataset SHP English
French
Access
Pre-packaged GML files Dataset GML English
French
Access
Canadian Drought Monitor Application HTML English Access
Canadian Drought Monitor Application HTML French Access
Pre-packaged Maps Dataset PDF English Access
Pre-packaged Maps Dataset PDF French Access

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