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Date published
SeriesAtlas of Canada, 3rd Edition (110)
Issue030
PurposeThe map was created to display the different classifications of the climates around the world developed by W. Koppen.
Author
LanguageThis product is available in English
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Climatic Regions
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Geographic Location

Extent
-175, 40, -10, 85

Geographic bounding box extent: detailed latitude and longitude coordinates follow.

North:85.0, East:-10.0, South:40.0, West:-175.0: Geographic filter

Contact Information

Government of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Earth Sciences Sector; Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation

Postal address:

2144, King Street West, Suite 010
Sherbrooke, Quebec
CANADA
J1J 2E8

Contact:

Telephone: 1 (819) 564-4857
Telephone: 1 (800) 661-2638 (Toll Free in Canada and USA.)

E-mail: geoginfo@NRCan.gc.ca

License

© Department of Natural Resources Canada. All rights reserved.

Data and Resources

The following files are available for download.

Download the English JPG through HTTP
1.08 MB
Download the French JPG through HTTP
1.24 MB
Download the English PDF through HTTP
1.08 MB
Download the French PDF through HTTP
1.24 MB
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