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  • Snow Cover

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a collection of six maps. Each map shows the median depth of snow for December 31st, January 31st, February 28th, March 31st, April 30th and May 31st respectively.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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  • Snow cover measurement networks

    The map shows the location of the snow course stations and the agencies that operate them. Most Canadian snow courses are operated by the federal Department of Fisheries and the Environment and the provincial government departments concerned with water resources. Though the principles of snow...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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    • PDF
  • Mean maximum depth of snow and time of occurrence

    The map shows the mean maximum depth of snow in centimetres, the standard deviation of the mean maximum depth of snow, and the mean date of mean maximum depth of snow. The information shown on the map is compiled from 1961 – 1970 snow course data in conjunction with 1955 – 1972 snow depth data....
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Dates of formation and loss of snow cover

    The map shows isolines on four different dates: 1) the day of the year when there are less than or equal to 2.5 centimetres of snow that occurs and remain absent for 7 or more days; 2) the standard deviation of the mean date of snow cover loss; 3) the day of year when greater than or equal to 2.5...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Snowfall

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a plate with seven maps. The first map shows mean annual snowfall in Canada. Four additional maps show median snow depth for four separate months. The final two maps show snow cover and maximum snow depth.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • January Mean Total Precipitation

    The map shows the mean total precipitation in the month of January. January precipitation across Canada is mainly in the form of snow. Throughout much of the interior and the north, precipitation amounts are generally less than 20 mm and, in the high Arctic, as little as a few millimetres. The...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Annual snowfall

    The map shows the annual snowfall (in centimetres) based on the 30-year period 1941-1970. Snowfall is measured by inserting a ruler into the new snow at several points to obtain its depth and to estimate the degree of drifting or scouring that has occurred. The water equivalent of snowfall for...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Mean Annual Total Precipitation

    Contained within the 3rd Edition (1957) of the Atlas of Canada is a plate that shows two maps for the annual total precipitation. Annual precipitation is defined as the sum of rainfall and the assumed water equivalent of snowfall for a given year. A specific gravity of 0.1 for freshly fallen snow...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Frost

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a collection of five maps. Two maps show, for fertile regions, the average date of the last frost in spring and the average date of the first frost in autumn. The three remaining maps show the median depth of snow cover at a scale...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • April Mean Total Precipitation

    The map shows the mean total precipitation in the month of April. April is a transitional month across much of southern Canada, when snow is still possible but rainfall begins to dominate the precipitation regime. Precipitation amounts across the southern interior of Canada are somewhat greater...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
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