Extreme Weather Indices: Heat

Extreme Weather Indices: Heat Cumulative heat-energy satisfies the essential requirement of field crop growth and development towards a high yield and good quality of agricultural crop products. Agriculture is an important primary production sector in Canada. Agricultural production, profitability, sustainability and food security depend on many agrometeorological factors. Extreme weather events in Canada, such as drought, floods, heat waves, frosts and high intensity storms, have the ability to significantly impact field crop production. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) have together developed a suite of extreme agrometeorological indices based on four main categories of weather factors: temperature, precipitation, heat, and wind. The extreme weather indices are intended as short-term prediction tools and generated using ECCC’s medium range forecasts to create a weekly index product on a daily basis. 2021-07-05 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agri-Geomatics-Agrog@canada.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyExtreme Weather IndicesClimateMeteorologyAgricultureHeatingFarmlandsWeather forecastsWeather Data Product Specification (English)PDF https://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/extremeWeatherIndices/supportdocument_documentdesupport/en/ISO_19131_ExtremeWeatherIndices_Heat_-_Data_Product_Specification.pdf Data Product Specification (French)PDF https://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/extremeWeatherIndices/supportdocument_documentdesupport/fr/Indices_de_conditions_meteorologiques_extremes_Chaleur_SPC_ISO_19131.pdf Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component)GeoTIF https://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/extremeWeatherIndices/data_donnees/tif/heat/ Pre-packaged Maps (English)PDF https://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/extremeWeatherIndices/maps_cartes/en/heat/ Pre-packaged Maps (French)PDF https://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/extremeWeatherIndices/maps_cartes/fr/chaleur/

Cumulative heat-energy satisfies the essential requirement of field crop growth and development towards a high yield and good quality of agricultural crop products.

Agriculture is an important primary production sector in Canada. Agricultural production, profitability, sustainability and food security depend on many agrometeorological factors. Extreme weather events in Canada, such as drought, floods, heat waves, frosts and high intensity storms, have the ability to significantly impact field crop production.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) have together developed a suite of extreme agrometeorological indices based on four main categories of weather factors: temperature, precipitation, heat, and wind. The extreme weather indices are intended as short-term prediction tools and generated using ECCC’s medium range forecasts to create a weekly index product on a daily basis.

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Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: Agri-Geomatics-Agrog@canada.ca

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