Downloadable DataWind Erosion Risk
This map displays the risk of soil degradation by wind in the agricultural region of Alberta. Wind erosion is a concern because it reduces soil quality by removing soil nutrients, smaller soil particles and organic matter. Wind erosion can reduce air quality during extreme erosion events and also reduce water quality if eroded particles drift into streams and lakes. The map uses five classes to describe the wind erosion risk on bare, unprotected mineral soil: negligible, low, moderate, high and ...
Downloadable DataAnnual Solar Radiation 1971-2000
The data represents the annual solar radiation in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is use to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter out short-term fluctuation by is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Daily total incoming solar radiation is measured in megajoules per square metre (MJ/m2). Southern Alberta receives the greatest amount of annual global solar radiation with the amount gradually decreasing as you move farthe...
Downloadable DataAnnual Total Precipitation 1971-2000
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...
Downloadable DataFrost Free Period 1971-2000
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 elevat...
Live Map ServicesAirsheds
This dataset contains the airshed boundaries for the province of Alberta. Air quality monitoring zones (airsheds) allow area stakeholders to identify specific air quality issues to be addressed through monitoring. There development was led in Alberta by the Clean Air Strategic Alliance. Air quality data collected by Alberta Environment, air quality management zones and Environment Canada are available electronically at the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) data warehouse.
Live Map ServicesAir Monitoring Stations
This dataset contains air monitoring stations for the province of Alberta. Monitoring stations measure the outdoor ambient air quality. Data from a number of stations, collected over time are used to determine air quality in a particular area. Several different methods and techniques are used but continuous and passive monitoring equipment are commonly used in Alberta.All monitoring data undergoes quality control and quality assurance procedures. The data is then posted to the Alberta Ambient A...