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    Chemical Expense Index 2001

    The data represents the relative expense of farm chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which crop production agriculture may contribute to surface or groundwater contamination.Agriculture production that makes...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Manure Production Index 2001

    The data represents the relative amount of manure production in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which livestock production may contribute to nutrient loading, pathogens and odour. The classes shown on the map are ranked between 0 (lowest) and 1 (highest). This...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Solonetzic Soils

    This map displays the distribution of Solonetzic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Solonetzic soils have developed on saline parent material that is high in sodium and have a characteristic hardpan layer that has formed in the subsoil. This hardpan is very hard when dry and has low...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Annual Solar Radiation 1971-2000

    The data represents the annual solar radiation in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is use to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter out short-term fluctuation by is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Daily total incoming...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KML
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Organic Soils

    This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Aquifer Vulnerability Index

    The Aquifer Vulnerability Index (AVI) is a method of assessing the vulnerability of aquifers to surface contaminants in Alberta. An aquifer is a geological formation that is permeable enough to transmit sufficient quantities of water to possible to support the development of water wells. In the...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Ground Water Quality Risk

    This map displays an assessment of groundwater quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Agricultural activities that may have an impact on groundwater quality include livestock, crop production and agrochemical use. These activities along with the physical characteristics represented by...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Soil Groups

    This map displays the distribution of the main soil types found within the province of Alberta. The distribution pattern of soils in Alberta is strongly linked to climate and parent materials. Climate affects the location of different soil groups. The driest area in southeastern Alberta is...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Soil Texture

    This map illustrates the distribution of soil parent material textures in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil texture is defined by the relative proportions of the sand, silt and clay particles present. Soil textures are identified by classes using the Soil Texture Triangle illustrated...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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    Annual Total Precipitation 1971-2000

    The data represents the annual total precipitation in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is used to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter our short-term fluctuations but is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Annual total...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • KMZ
    • WMS
    • ZIP
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