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  • Federal

    Permafrost

    The map shows the location of the continuous permafrost zone and the discontinuous permafrost zone including areas of wide spread permafrost, areas of scattered permafrost and permafrost areas in the Cordillera. The map also indicates for six locations (Inuvik, Yellowknife, Thompson, Resolute,...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Groundwater observation wells

    The map shows the location of the six hydrogeological regions in Canada and the location of observation wells. The terrain composition is also shown on the map, which includes crystalline rocks, mixed crystalline rocks, folded sedimentary rocks and flat lying sedimentary rocks. The southern limit...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Streamflow gauging stations

    The map shows the location and the number of years of recorded data for the Water Survey of Canada streamflow gauging stations and the Quebec Department of Natural Resources stations. Almost 9 per cent of all the world's river water which flows to the oceans has its source within Canada's...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Bedrock hydrogeology

    The map shows the location and distribution of bedrock aquifers. The quality is expressed by the total dissolved solids in parts per million and the quantity is expressed in litre per second. Bedrock deposits consist of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks; Canada possesses all three...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Precipitation networks

    The Atmospheric Environment Service has no network density limitations for stations reporting precipitation. As general guidance it is suggested that gauge separations should be about 15 miles (24 kilometres) in rural areas; a higher density is desirable in more heavily populated areas, and in...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Radiation

    The plate contains four maps: (1) map of the global solar radiation network and sunshine recorder network; (2) annual global solar radiation; (3) June cloudless day radiation; and (4) mean annual net radiation. Stations recorded data to the end of 1970. Solar and net radiation are measured from a...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Winds

    The plate contains four maps: Annual Winds, March Winds, August Winds and Annual Maximum Wind Speed. For each of the first three maps the frequency of wind, the mean speed of wind, and the frequency of calms are shown. On all three maps the frequency scale is 1 millimetre equals 2 percent. These...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    The hydrologic cycle

    Hydrology is the science concerned with the occurrence and distribution of water on and under the earth. Meteorology is the science dealing with the atmosphere and the movement of water, both as vapour and as liquid, in the air. Both sciences are concerned with the hydrologic cycle - the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    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
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  • Federal

    Mean January daily temperature

    The map shows the mean January daily temperature based on the 30-year period 1941-1970. The lowest mean January daily temperatures are below -35 degrees Celsius and are located on Ellesmere Island and on Axel Heiberg Island and south of the Boothia Peninsula in Nunavut. The highest mean January...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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