Canadian Peatland Database-Peatland
The Canadian Peatland Database contains information on the nature and distribution of peatland in Canada. There is an estimated 154 GT of carbon in Canadian peatlands, 95% of which is found in boreal, subarctic, and arctic areas (Tarnocai, 1998). Sixty percent of the area of Canadian peatlands is expected to be severely, to extremely severely, affected by climate warming caused by a doubling of CO2 (Kettles and Tarnocai, 2000). The work is on-going and accessible on-line. It is also available from the Geological Survey of Canada as Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3834. The Open File includes a 1/6.5 million-scale map using the database.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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