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  • Fire Danger Rating, 2009

    Fire danger rating is the process of systematically evaluating and integrating the factors that determine the ease of a fire starting and spreading, the difficulty of control, and the resulting impacts based on an assessment of ignition risk, the fire environment (fuels, weather, and topography)...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Streamflow

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1995) of the Atlas of Canada is a sheet with four maps. The first map shows the average annual river flow for major rivers and has adjacent graphs showing average monthly runoff for 14 selected rivers. The map is coloured by oceanic drainage areas and also shows...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Suspended sediment concentration

    The map shows the concentration (annual load) of suspended sediments into rivers (in milligrams per litre). The load of sediment is lower in the Canadian Shield area and on the Arctic Islands. The greatest loads appear in the Prairie Provinces and in the Cordillera. The map also shows histograms...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • National Hydro Network - NHN - GeoBase Series

    The National Hydro Network (NHN) focuses on providing a quality geometric description and a set of basic attributes describing Canada's inland surface waters. It provides geospatial digital data compliant with the NHN Standard such as lakes, reservoirs, watercourses (rivers and streams), canals,...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • WMS
    • PDF
    • KMZ
    • SHP
    • FGDB/GDB
    • GML
  • Forest Fire Hotspots, 2009

    A hotspot is a mark on an infrared satellite image indicating a heat source typical of burning vegetation. A hotspot may represent one fire or be one of several hotspots representing a larger fire. Hotspots are located and mapped as part of the Fire Monitoring, Mapping and Modeling System (Fire...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Distribution of Freshwater - Drainage Patterns

    A drainage basin is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. Canada’s major drainage regions are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. A lake can be defined as...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Forest Fire Hotspots, 2009

    A hotspot is a mark on an infrared satellite image indicating a heat source typical of burning vegetation. A hotspot may represent one fire or be one of several hotspots representing a larger fire. Hotspots are located and mapped as part of the Fire Monitoring, Mapping and Modeling System (Fire...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Drainage Basins and River Flow

    Contained within the 3rd Edition (1957) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows drainage basins and river flow. The delimited drainage basins cover all Canadian land and fresh water areas. The areas of many drainage basins are written on the map. These areas do not include diversions (thus,...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
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