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Canadian Peatland Database
Entry ID: CANADA_GSC_CanPeatlandDatabase

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Abstract: The Canadian Peatland Database contains information on the nature and distribution of peatland in Canada. There is an estimated 154 GT of carbon in Canadian peatlands, 95% of which is found in boreal, subarctic, and arctic areas (Tarnocai, 1998). Sixty percent of the area of Canadian peatlands is expected to be severely, to extremely severely, affected by climate warming caused by a doubling of ... View entire text
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Description: Access data at Canadian Soil Information Service
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 84.0   S: 42.0   E: -52.0   W: -141.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences Division
Dataset Title: Canadian Peatland Database
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government Canada, NRCAN, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences Division
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Crown copyright
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Canadian Soil Information System, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +01-613-759-1857
Fax: +01-613-759-1937
Email: tarnocaict at
Contact Address:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Research Branch
K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135
960 Carling Avenue
City: Ottawa
Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada
Fees: Gratuit-Free
Phone: +01-613-992-4917
Fax: +01-613-992-0190
Email: dlemieux at
Contact Address:
601 Booth Street, Room 362
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
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The authorship of the Peatlands of Canada database is: Tarnocai, C., Kettles,
I.M., and Lacelle, B. 2000. Peatlands of Canada Database. Geological Survey of
Canada Open File 3834
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23