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  • Water Transportation Infrastructure

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the infrastructure which consists of ports (classified by size and administrative body), selected shipping routes (such as the St. Lawrence Seaway), and vessel traffic control zones. The histogram...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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    • PDF
  • 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
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Ports and Harbours

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a set of four maps showing the location of ports and harbours in 1968 for Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes; Newfoundland; Northern Canada (at 1:25 000 000 scale); and British Columbia. The greatest depth at a wharf at low water...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • 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
  • Drainage Basins

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows drainage basins as well as major lakes and diversions. The map displays the ocean drainage areas along with component river basins and diversion areas for the Arctic, Pacific, Hudson Bay and Atlantic drainage areas.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • River Profiles

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the location of river profiles. There are drainage profiles, major river systems and major tributary included in this map.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • River systems of Canada

    The map shows the location of rivers, glaciers and the six physiographic regions of Canada. Rivers serve as the natural drainage channels for surface waters. The network formed by river systems receives water from two main sources: runoff and base flow. Runoff is that part of precipitation which...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • 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
  • River Discharge

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows average annual streamflow in cubic feet per second. There is an attached supplementary map which displays the reliability of the river discharge data which the above mentioned map is based on.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • 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
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