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TitlePeatlands of Canada
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AuthorTarnocai, C; Kettles, I M; Lacelle, B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6561, 2011; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/288786
Year2011
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 3 maps
Map Info.surficial geology, peatlands distribution, 1:6,500,000
Map Info.soils, Organic Carbon Content, 1:7,500,000
Map Info.soils, Organic Carbon Mass, 1:7,500,000
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication supercedes the following publications
RelatedThis publication is related to Tarnocai, C; Kettles, I M; Ballard, M; (1995). Peatlands in Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3152
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File formatE00; shp; rtl; jpg; pdf; xls
ProvinceCanada; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon; Newfoundland and Labrador
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; environmental geology; peat; bogs; landforms; peat bogs; peat classifications; peat bog distribution; peatlands; swamp deposits; swamps; fens; marshes; marsh deposits; climate; climate effects; Quaternary
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Natural Resources Canada library - Québec (Earth Sciences)
 
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Calgary (Earth Sciences)
 
Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Vancouver (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramProgram Management - Climate Change Science, Climate Change Geoscience
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AbstractPeatlands, which are dominant features of the Canadian landscape, cover approximately 1136 x 103 km2, or 13% of the land area. These peatlands are essential to the global environment because they retain, purify and deliver fresh water, store carbon, absorb pollutants and support numerous species of plants and wildlife, many of them identified as endangered. Under current scenarios of increasing greenhouse gases, the expected increases in global temperatures have the potential to affect peatlands in many areas. Most of the peatlands (97%) occur in the Boreal Peatland Region (64%) and Subarctic Peatland Region (33%). Because of the large area they cover and their high organic carbon content, these peatlands contain approximately 147 Gt soil carbon, which is about 59% of the organic carbon stored in all Canadian soils.
GEOSCAN ID288786