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A hotspot is a mark on an infrared satellite image indicating a heat source typical of burning vegetation. A hotspot may represent one fire or be one of several hotspots representing a larger fire. Hotspots are located and mapped as part of the Fire Monitoring, Mapping and Modeling System (Fire M3), which is a component of a national fire information system that identifies, monitors and maps large forest fires using the hotspots. The Atlas of Canada has mapped each year from 2001 to 2009 the forest fire hotspots in partnership with the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada.
Fire danger rating is the process of systematically evaluating and integrating the factors that determine the ease of a fire starting and spreading, the difficulty of control, and the resulting impacts based on an assessment of ignition risk, the fire environment (fuels, weather, and topography) and values at risk. The Atlas of Canada has mapped each year from 2001 to 2009 the daily forest fire danger ratings in partnership with the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada. Only the forest fire danger rating for the last recorded day of fire danger rating for the year 2009 has been archived. The original data from 2001 to 2009 are available from the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada.
The flood extent products are derived from satellite imagery with a system developed and operated by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). This emergency mapping service is activated for large flood events in Canada. Products are generated and distributed in near real time as processed imagery becomes available. NRCan works closely with Public Safety Canada's National Headquarters in Ottawa, Regional offices, and Government Operations Centre (GOC) to define of user needs, technical feasibility and for the coordination of satellite acquisition planning.
Climate warming can bring more frequent and severe forest fires. This map shows the change in forest fire severity levels across Canada from 1980 to 1989, based on Global Generation Circulation Models. The Seasonal Severity Rating (SSR) is a measure of fire danger conditions over a complete fire season. The SSR is developed by averaging daily values over the season.
This table contains 111210 series, with data for years 1986 - 2007 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (337 items: Newfoundland and Labrador; Division 2; Newfoundland and Labrador; Division 1; Newfoundland and Labrador; Division 3; Newfoundland and Labrador ...) Sex (3 items: Males; Females; Both sexes ...) Age group (110 items: 0 to 4 years; 5 to 9 years; 15 to 19 years; 10 to 14 years ...).
This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (47 items: Census metropolitan areas; large urban centres and urban agglomerations; Calgary; Alberta; Saguenay; Quebec; Census metropolitan areas ...), Type of unit (2 items: Total - single-detached and semi-detached; Total - row; apartment and other ...).
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.
Health Canada has notified BASF Canada that it has no objection to the sale of food derived from herbicide tolerant canola CLB-1 BN02-131. The Department conducted a comprehensive assessment of this canola event according to its Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods.
Get statistical data on the area, production, value and price of potatoes grown in Ontario, including data on planted, harvested, yield and farm value of potatoes.
The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Status of wild species indicators provide a measure of extinction risk and an indication of the overall state of biodiversity in Canada, since the loss of a species is a loss of biodiversity. A species is defined as a population of organisms that does not usually interbreed with other populations, even where they overlap in space and time. Extinction risks vary across groups, as does the state of knowledge.