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    Detailed Soil Survey

    A soil survey is an inventory of soils and their spatial distribution over a landscape. Soil survey reports contain two parts. The first part is a soil map or series of maps at a particular scale with coding for each soil. Soil survey reports also include a supporting document that contains...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • FGDB/GDB
    • GML
    • CSV
    • PDF
  • Federal

    Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution

    Precipitation percentile products are created by comparing the accumulated precipitation amounts (mm) for the time period being processed against all available historical information from the same window of time. This comparison will rank the current amount and assign it a percentile value...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
    • GeoTIF
  • Federal

    Temperature Difference From Normal

    These values are computed by subtracting the normal monthly average temperature from the average monthly temperature of the month. The average monthly temperature is computed by obtaining the mean value of average daily temperatures for a month. If the month was colder than normal the value...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • GeoTIF
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
  • Federal

    Versatile Soil Moisture Budget

    The Versatile Soil Moisture Budget (VSMB) is a soil water budget model that is continuous and deterministic in nature and was developed by AAFC. It is based on the premise that the water available for plant growth is gained by precipitation or irrigation, and lost through evapotranspiration and...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • TIFF
    • HTML
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
  • Federal

    Blended Index

    The Blended Index (BI) is a model which employs multiple potential indicators of drought and excess moisture (such as Palmer values, rolling precipitation amounts and soil moisture to name a few) and combines them into a weighted, normalized value between 0 and 100.The inputs and weights used in...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • GeoTIF
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
  • Federal

    Standardized Precipitation Index

    The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is a widely used index to characterize meteorological drought on a range of timescales. The SPI can be compared across regions with markedly different climates. It quantifies observed precipitation as a standardized departure from a selected probability...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • GeoTIF
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
  • Federal

    Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index

    The Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) takes into account both precipitation and potential evapotranspiration (PET) and the resultant index is mostly used to highlight water deficits and droughts but can also show excesses. Thus, unlike the SPI, the SPEI captures the main...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • GeoTIF
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
  • Federal

    Palmer Drought Index

    The Palmer Drought Index (PDI) is a measurement of dryness based on recent precipitation and temperature and is based on a supply-and-demand model of soil moisture. The index has proven most effective in determining long-term drought, a matter of several months, but it is not as good with...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • GeoTIF
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
  • Federal

    Accumulated Precipitation

    Accumulated Precipitation represents the amount of total precipitation (solid and/or liquid in mm) which has been recorded over a given period of time. Products are produced for the following period types: Agricultural Year, Growing Season and Winter Season as well as rolling products for 7,...
    Organization:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • HTML
    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
    • GeoTIF
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