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  • Federal

    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
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  • Federal

    Surface Materials

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the general make up of surface materials. Along with the map is a list of terrain classifications denoted as bedrock, unconsolidated material (glacial deposits, boulders, alluvium, gravels, sands, silts, clays,...
    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

    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

    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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