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File Identifier: Agriculture.GDB.AgriculturalLandResourceAtlas2005_FrostFreePeriod19712000_20170918
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-12-04
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta
Organization Role: publisher
Identification Information
Title: Frost Free Period 1971-2000
Dataset Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Abstract: The data represents the frost-free period in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is used to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter out short-term fluctuations but is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. The frost-free period is the number of days between the last date of 00C in the spring and the first date of 00C in the fall. Frost free periods in Alberta vary from 125 days in the south to less than 85 days in higher elevation, non-agricultural areas.The frost-free period is presented as days above 0°C in the following classes: less than 85, 85 to 95, 95 to 105, 105 to 115, 115 to 125 and greater than 125. This resource was created using ArcGIS.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
Data Type: Vector
Scale 1: 3000000
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Classification unclassified
Classification System Government of Alberta Security Classification System
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Data Theme
Theme Topics: farming, climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: 3400
Reference System Organization ID: EPSG
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -120.50134
South Bounding Latitude: 47.601134
East Bounding Longitude: -109.50517
North Bounding Latitude: 61.39605
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Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: This information was originally published within the Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta.
Contact Information
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit
Address: 7000 – 113 St
City: Edmonton
State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6H 5T6
Telephone: 403-742-7901
Distribution Information
Format Name: SDE Raster Dataset
Format Version: ArcGIS 10.3.1
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