Annual Total Precipitation 1971-2000



MD_Metadata: fileIdentifier: Agriculture.GDB.AgriculturalLandResourceAtlas2005_AnnualTotalPrecipitation19712000_20170918 language: LanguageCode: eng characterSet: MD_CharacterSetCode: utf8 hierarchyLevel: MD_ScopeCode: dataset contact: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 780 422 4844 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Questions regarding the metadata for this data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation “Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Annual Total Precipitation” role: CI_RoleCode: publisher dateStamp: 2017-12-04 metadataStandardName: NAP - Metadata metadataStandardVersion: 1.2 dataSetURI: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10303 referenceSystemInfo: MD_ReferenceSystem: referenceSystemIdentifier: RS_Identifier: authority: CI_Citation: title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry date: CI_Date: date: 2016-07-13 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: OGP Geomatics Committee contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: custodian code: 3400 codeSpace: EPSG version: 8.6.2 identificationInfo: MD_DataIdentification: citation: CI_Citation: title: Annual Total Precipitation 1971-2000 date: CI_Date: date: 2005-09-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Annual Total Precipitation” role: CI_RoleCode: originator presentationForm: CI_PresentationFormCode: tableDigital abstract: The data represents the annual total precipitation 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 our short-term fluctuations but is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Annual total precipitation refers to rain, snow and other forms of moisture such as hail. Annual precipitation is greatest in the mountains and decreases at lower elevations. In the agricultural areas of the province, 50 to60 percent of annual precipitation generally occurs during the growing season, mostly as rain.Precipitation in any month can be extremely variable with the variability of precipitation being greater in southern Alberta than in the Peace River Region and central Alberta. However, long-term (30-year) data provides a reliable indication of what to expect in any given location. Climate information is used as a long-term planning tool, in selecting a location for a farm or planning a cropping program. Crop producers generally look at the most likely weather conditions rather than the extremes because the key inputs and decisions are made well in advance of achieving results. By combining knowledge of the agricultural operation with knowledge of what is likely to happen (climate), the producer can then decide on the acceptable level of risk due to adverse conditions. This resource was created using ArcGIS purpose: Provides users with representation of total precipitation. The data is suitable for indexing and analysis purposes. status: MD_ProgressCode: completed resourceMaintenance: MD_MaintenanceInformation: maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode: asNeeded descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Alberta type: MD_KeywordTypeCode: place descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: climate-smart agriculture, cropping systems, climatic data, weather type: MD_KeywordTypeCode: theme thesaurusName: CI_Citation: title: Agrovoc date: CI_Date: date: 2016-01-21 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: revision citedResponsibleParty: missing descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Downloadable Data thesaurusName: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: useConstraints: MD_RestrictionCode: license otherConstraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information , found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: accessConstraints: MD_RestrictionCode: otherRestrictions otherConstraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: useLimitation: Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage. resourceConstraints: MD_SecurityConstraints: classification: MD_ClassificationCode: unclassified userNote: UNRESTRICTED under Government of Alberta Security Classification System classificationSystem: Government of Alberta Security Classification System handlingDescription: http://www.im.gov.ab.ca/documents/publications/InfoSecurityClassification.pdf spatialRepresentationType: MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode: vector spatialResolution: MD_Resolution: equivalentScale: MD_RepresentativeFraction: denominator: 3000000 language: LanguageCode: eng characterSet: MD_CharacterSetCode: utf8 topicCategory: MD_TopicCategoryCode: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere topicCategory: MD_TopicCategoryCode: farming environmentDescription: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 extent: EX_Extent: geographicElement: EX_GeographicBoundingBox: extentTypeCode: true westBoundLongitude: -120.001515 eastBoundLongitude: -110.004998 southBoundLatitude: 48.996832 northBoundLatitude: 60.000353 temporalElement: EX_TemporalExtent: extent: gml:TimePeriod: gml:beginPosition: 1971-01-01T00:00:00 gml:endPosition: 2000-01-01T00:00:00 extent: EX_Extent: geographicElement: EX_GeographicBoundingBox: extentTypeCode: true westBoundLongitude: -120.902378 eastBoundLongitude: -108.443844 southBoundLatitude: 48.894852 northBoundLatitude: 60.097731 distributionInfo: MD_Distribution: distributionFormat: MD_Format: name: SDE Raster Dataset version: missing distributionFormat: MD_Format: name: GDB version: ArcGIS 10.3.1 distributor: MD_Distributor: distributorContact: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch,, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Queries about the distribution of the data set may be addressed to Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca role: CI_RoleCode: distributor distributionOrderProcess: MD_StandardOrderProcess: orderingInstructions: PDF of the map can be downloaded from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry website at http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10300 There are also KML and SHP files available for download through the online transfer options listed. transferOptions: MD_DigitalTransferOptions: onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/ protocol: https name: REST onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/WMSServer protocol: HTTPS name: WMS onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/thematic-data/Annual_Total_Precipitation_1971-2000.kmz protocol: HTTPS name: KMZ onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/thematic-data/Annual_Total_Precipitation_1971-2000.zip protocol: https name: ZIP dataQualityInfo: DQ_DataQuality: scope: DQ_Scope: level: MD_ScopeCode: dataset lineage: LI_Lineage: statement: Precipitation data collected at climate stations was interpolated between stations and rolled up to a township. In order to avoid the blocky appearance of townships on the map, a township generalization was produced using smoothing procedures of computer graphics software for final presentation on the map. The township generalization used in the map smoothes the look of the data, but townships between recording stations may have slight variations from what is shown on the map. processStep: LI_ProcessStep: description: The data collected by Environment Canada and the United States National Climate Data Center weather stations, over the 30 years period, was interpolated across the province and converted in to vector format. Annual Total Precipitation of Alberta, 1971 to 2000, is found in the Agrocilimatic Atlas of Alberta, 1971 to 2000 (Chetner and the Agrocilimatic Atlas Working Group, 2003). The map was based on 1971 to 2000 data from Environment Canada, Alberta Environment and the United States National Climate Data Center. These agencies collect data from over 1200 climate stations in Alberta and 1400 stations in neighboring provinces, territories and states. Environment Canada receives the majority of the data from the federal and provincial networks and performs quality control on the data. Data from the United States stations is provided by the U.S. National Climate Data Center. Precipitation data collected at climate stations was calculated for each township of Alberta using an interpolation process. source: LI_Source: description: Precipitation data collected at climate stations sourceCitation: CI_Citation: title: Agroclimatic Atlas of Alberta, 2971 to 2000 date: CI_Date: date: 2003-09-09 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication identifier: MD_Identifier: code: Agdex 071-1 citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: individualName: Chetner, S. and the Agroclimatic Atlas Working Group contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: author citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Food contactInfo: CI_Contact: address: CI_Address: city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta role: CI_RoleCode: publisher otherCitationDetails: Paper copies (Agdex 071-1) are available from the AF Publications office in Edmonton by calling (780) 427-0391, or 1-800-292-5697 toll-free in Canada. metadataMaintenance: MD_MaintenanceInformation: maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode: notPlanned
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