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  • Wetland Regions

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that classifies Canada into forty wetland regions with similar ecological characteristics. The tables give temperature and other characteristics of each region.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Runoff

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows average annual runoff patterns. There is a second map, accompanied by bar graphs for selected gauging stations of representive rivers, which expresses the volume of flow by months as percentages of the annual...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • Glaciers

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows glaciers, iceberg sources and iceberg drift patterns for Canada and Greenland; names major glaciers and icecaps.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Vegetation Cover

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows all of Canada classified into one of eight vegetation cover classes (for example, coniferous forest) using imagery with one kilometre resolution.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Distribution of Wetlands

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows occurrence of wetlands throughout Canada, using five percentage cover classes. Table gives estimated wetland area by province and territory.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Lakes, Rivers and Glaciers

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the lakes, rivers and glaciers as well as the major drainage areas. Provincial and territorial boundaries are shown, but otherwise there are no other names or symbols shown on the Canadian land surface.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • 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
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Surficial hydrogeology

    The map shows the quantity and quality of groundwater. The quality is the total dissolved solids in parts per million. The quantity is expressed in litres per second. During the Pleistocene epoch Canada was almost entirely covered by glaciers. Hence, although there are extensive and...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Fresh Water

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the area of fresh water. It is split into squares that have the percentage of total fresh water. Each square covers an area of 10,000 square kilometers. According to the map, fresh water bodies occupy 7.9% of the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • Seasonal Runoff

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the amount of seasonal runoff. The map shows periods of maximum and minimum streamflow. The coloured discs indicate the month of maximum streamflow at gauging stations and dots within these discs indicate the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
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