The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) consists of compiled and derived standardized environmental exposure data about air quality, green spaces, walkability, noise, climate and extreme weather and other aspects of the urban/suburban environment for linking to human health research platforms. Specifically, using geographic information systems and satellite imagery to obtain geospatial and temporal data.
Var ID  Var Name  Label  Description  Type  Valid Values  Unit  
12445  CNU_ALE06_02  3Way Intersections  The number of greater than or equal to 3way intersections per square kilometre in the buffer around a dissemination area centroid  CanALE 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  number of 3way intersections 
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12446  CNU_ALE06_03  Dwellings  The number of dwellings per square kilometre in the buffer around a dissemination area centroid  CanALE 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100  number of dwellings 
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12447  CNU_ALE06_04  Intersection Density ZScore  Zscore of the intersection density measure  CanALE 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  6 
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12448  CNU_ALE06_05  Dwelling Density ZScore  Zscore of the dwelling density measure  CanALE 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  6 
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12449  CNU_ALE06_06  ZScore Sum  Sum of the zscore of the intersection density, dwelling density, and points of interest measures  CanALE 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  6 
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12450  CNU_ALE06_07  ALE Favourability  Categorical value characterizing the favourability of the Active Living Environment (ALE) on a scale from 1 (very low) to 5 (very high)  CanALE 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  5 
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12452  CNU_ALE16_02  Intersection Density  Intersection density  number of =3way intersections per square kilometre in the buffer around a dissemination area centroid  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  300  number of 3way intersections 
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12453  CNU_ALE16_03  Dwelling Density  Dwelling density  number of dwellings per square kilometre in the buffer around a dissemination area centroid  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100,000  number of dwellings 
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12454  CNU_ALE16_04  Zscore of the Intersection Density Measure  Zscore of the intersection density measure  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  6  number of points of interest 
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12455  CNU_ALE16_05  Zscore of the Dwelling Density Measure  Zscore of the dwelling density measure  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  6 
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12456  CNU_ALE16_06  ALE Index  ALE Index  sum all zscores  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10 
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12457  CNU_ALE16_07  ALE Class  ALE Class  categorical value characterizing the favourability of the ALE on a scale from 1 (very low) to 5 (very high)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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17240  CNU_ALE16_08a  Point of Interest  Points of interest  number of points of interest in the buffer around a dissemination area centroid  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100 
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12459  CNU_ALE16_09  Zscore of the Points of Interest Measure  Zscore of the points of interest measure  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  6 
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12460  CNU_ALE16_10  Transit Stops  Transit stops  number of public transit stops or stations in the buffer around a dissemination area centroid  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  200  number of public transit stops 
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12461  CNU_ALE16_11  Zscore of the Transit Measure  Zscore of the transit measure  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  5 
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12462  CNU_ALE16_12  ALE Transit Index  ALE TRANSIT Index  sum of the zscore of the intersection density, dwelling density, points of interest, and transit measures  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  15 
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12463  CNU_ALE16_13  ALE Transit Class  ALE TRANSIT Class  categorical value characterizing the favourability of the ALE in CMAs on a scale from 1 (very low) to 5 (very high)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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15120  CNU_ELEV  Postal Code Elevation  Postal Code Elevation  Number (Decimal)  meters  
12464  CNU_GRLAN_01  NDVI Mean  Annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12465  CNU_GRLAN_02  NDVI Mean  Mean of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 100 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12466  CNU_GRLAN_03  NDVI Mean  Mean of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 250 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12467  CNU_GRLAN_04  NDVI Mean  Mean of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 500 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12468  CNU_GRLAN_05  NDVI Mean  Mean of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 1000 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12469  CNU_GRLAN_06  NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 100 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12470  CNU_GRLAN_07  NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 250 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12471  CNU_GRLAN_08  NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 500 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12472  CNU_GRLAN_09  NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of annual mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 1000 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12473  CNU_GRLAN_10  Growing Season NDVI Mean  Growing Season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12474  CNU_GRLAN_11  Growing Season NDVI Mean  Mean of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 100 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12475  CNU_GRLAN_12  Growing Season NDVI Mean  Mean of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 250 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12476  CNU_GRLAN_13  Growing Season NDVI Mean  Mean of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 500 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12477  CNU_GRLAN_14  Growing Season NDVI Mean  Mean of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 1000 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12478  CNU_GRLAN_15  Growing Season NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 100 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12479  CNU_GRLAN_16  Growing Season NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 250 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12480  CNU_GRLAN_17  Growing Season NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 500 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12481  CNU_GRLAN_18  Growing Season NDVI Maximum Mean  Maximum of growing season mean Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 1000 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12482  CNU_GRLAN_19  NDVI Maximum  Maximum annual Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12483  CNU_GRLAN_20  NDVI Mean Maximum  Mean of maximum annual Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 100 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12484  CNU_GRLAN_21  NDVI Mean Maximum  Mean of maximum annual Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 250 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12485  CNU_GRLAN_22  NDVI Mean Maximum  Mean of maximum annual Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 500 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12486  CNU_GRLAN_23  NDVI Mean Maximum  Mean of maximum annual Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 1000 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12487  CNU_GRLAN_24  NDVI Maximum Maximum  Maximum of annual maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 100 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12488  CNU_GRLAN_25  NDVI Maximum Maximum  Maximum of annual maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 250 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12489  CNU_GRLAN_26  NDVI Maximum Maximum  Maximum of annual maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 500 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12490  CNU_GRLAN_27  NDVI Maximum Maximum  Maximum of annual maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) within 1000 m  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1 
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12491  CNU_LGTNLT_01  Brightness  Brightness at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10 
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12494  CNU_MSD_DAPOP  Population  Dissemination Area Population  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  1,000 
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12495  CNU_MSD_DIS_DA  Maximum Distance  Maximum distance between postal code location and dissemination area boundary ( 0 = postal code is located within dissemination area)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100  m 
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12496  CNU_MSD_MFS  Deprivation Index  Deprivation index  material factor score  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  801,000 
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12497  CNU_MSD_MPPR  Social Factor Score  Social Factor Score Percentile within Province (1 = lowest, 100 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  100 
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12498  CNU_MSD_MQ5CMA  Material Factor Score  Material Factor Score Quintile within CMA (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12499  CNU_MSD_MQ5PR  Material Factor Score  Material Factor Score Quintile within Province (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12500  CNU_MSD_MQ5REG  Material Factor Score  Material Factor Score Quintile within Region (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12501  CNU_MSD_MQ5ZN  Material Factor Score  Material Factor Score Quintile within Zone (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12504  CNU_MSD_SFS  Deprivation Index  Deprivation index  social factor score  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  100,000 
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12505  CNU_MSD_SPPR  Material Factor Score  Material Factor Score Percentile within Province (1 = lowest, 100 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  100 
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12506  CNU_MSD_SQ5CMA  Social Factor Score  Social Factor Score Quintile within CMA (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12507  CNU_MSD_SQ5PR  Social Factor Score  Social Factor Score Quintile within Province (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12508  CNU_MSD_SQ5REG  Social Factor Score  Social Factor Score Quintile within Region (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12509  CNU_MSD_SQ5ZN  Social Factor Score  Social Factor Score Quintile within Zone (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5 
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12510  CNU_MSD_ZONE  Zone  Zone: Large CMA, Other CMA, Agglomeration, Rural  Number (Decimal) 
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15124  CNU_NO2LUR_A_01  Original NO2 annual average concentration at postal code, circa 2006  Original annual average concentration at postal code, circa 2006  Number (Decimal)  ppb  
15118  CNU_NO2LUR_A_02  Annual average NO2 concentration at postal code for file year  Annual average concentration at postal code for file year  Number (Decimal)  ppb  
12511  CNU_NO2LUR06_A_01  LUR Concentration  Original LandUse Regression (LUR) annual average concentration at postal code in parts per billion, circa 2006  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  µg/L 
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12512  CNU_O3CHG_01  Ozone Concentration  Annual average groundlevel ozone concentration at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 10  40  µg/L 
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12513  CNU_PM25DAL_01  Fine Particulate Concentration  3yr annual average fine particulate (PM2.5) concentration at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  15  µg/m³ 
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12514  CNU_SO2OMI_01  Sulfur Dioxide Concentration  3yr annual average sulfur dioxide concentration at postal code  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  2  µg/L 
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12515  CNU_WTHNRC_01  Highest Temperature  Annual highest temperature  Number (Decimal)  Range: 20  40  °C 
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12516  CNU_WTHNRC_02  Lowest Temperature  Annual lowest temperature  Number (Decimal)  Range: 30  40  °C 
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12517  CNU_WTHNRC_03  Average Temperature  Annual average temperature  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  8  °C 
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12518  CNU_WTHNRC_04  Daily Maximum Temperature  Annual average of daily maximum temperature  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  °C 
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12519  CNU_WTHNRC_05  Daily MinimumTemperature  Annual average of daily minimum temperature  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  6  °C 
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12520  CNU_WTHNRC_06  Maximum and Minimum Temperature Difference  Annual average of difference between maximum and minimum temperatures  Number (Decimal)  Range: 10  15  °C 
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12521  CNU_WTHNRC_07  Total Precipitation  Rain  Annual total precipitation as rain (precipitation on all days with minimum temperature > = 0)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 100  500  mm 
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12522  CNU_WTHNRC_08  Rain Events  Annual number of rain events (consecutive days with rain , including single day events)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 10  50  rain events 
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12523  CNU_WTHNRC_09  Days with Rain  Annual number of days with rain (precipitation on all days with minimum temperature > = 0)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 30  100  days 
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12524  CNU_WTHNRC_10  Rain per Event  Annual average amount of rain per event  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  mm 
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12525  CNU_WTHNRC_11  Length of Rain Events  Annual average length of rain events  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5  days 
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12526  CNU_WTHNRC_12  Total Precipitation  Snow  Annual total precipitation as snow (precipitation on all days with minimum temperature < 0)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100  mm 
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12527  CNU_WTHNRC_13  Snow Events  Annual number of snow events (consecutive days with snow, including single day events)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 10  50  snow events 
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12528  CNU_WTHNRC_14  Days with Snow  Annual number of days with snow (precipitation on all days with minimum temperature < 0)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 20  100  days 
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12529  CNU_WTHNRC_15  Snow per Event  Annual average amount of snow per event  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  10  mm 
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12530  CNU_WTHNRC_16  Length of Snow Events  Annual average length of snow events  Number (Decimal)  Range: 1  5  days 
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12531  CNU_WTHNRC_17  Heat Events  Annual number of heat event starts based on maximum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with maximum daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal maximum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily maximum temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  heat events 
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12532  CNU_WTHNRC_18  Heat Events Days  Annual number of days in heat events based on maximum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with maximum daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal maximum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily maximum temperature)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  days 
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12533  CNU_WTHNRC_19  Length of Heat Events  Annual average length of heat events based on maximum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with maximum daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal maximum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily maximum temperature)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  days 
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12534  CNU_WTHNRC_20  Cool Events  Annual number of cool event starts based on maximum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with maximum daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal maximum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily maximum temperatures 19)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  cool events 
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12535  CNU_WTHNRC_21  Cool Events Days  Annual number of days in cool events based on maximum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with maximum daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal maximum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily maximum temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  days 
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12536  CNU_WTHNRC_22  Length of Cool Events  Annual average length of cool events based on maximum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with maximum daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal maximum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily maximum temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  days 
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12537  CNU_WTHNRC_23  Heat Event Starts  Annual number of heat event starts based on minimum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with minimum daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal minimum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily minimum temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  heat event starts 
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12538  CNU_WTHNRC_24  Heat Events Days  Annual number of days in heat events based on minimum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with minimum daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal minimum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily minimum temperature)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  210  days 
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12539  CNU_WTHNRC_25  Length of Heat Events  Annual average length of heat events based on minimum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with minimum daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal minimum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily minimum temperature)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  60  days 
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12540  CNU_WTHNRC_26  Cool Events Starts  Annual number of cool event starts based on minimum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with minimum daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal minimum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily minimum temperatures 19)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  cool event starts 
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12541  CNU_WTHNRC_27  Cool Events Days  Annual number of days in cool events based on minimum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with minimum daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal minimum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily minimum temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100  days 
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12542  CNU_WTHNRC_28  Length of Cool Events  Annual average length of cool events based on minimum temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with minimum daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal minimum temperatures; normal distribution based on daily minimum temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  60  days 
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12543  CNU_WTHNRC_29  Heat Events Starts  Annual number of heat event starts based on average temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with average daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal average temperatures; normal distribution based on daily average temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  heat event starts 
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12544  CNU_WTHNRC_30  Heat Events Days  Annual number of days in heat events based on average temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with average daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal average temperatures; normal distribution based on daily average temperature)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  100  days 
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12545  CNU_WTHNRC_31  Length of Heat Events  Annual average length of heat events based on average temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with average daily temperature > 95th percentile of daily normal average temperatures; normal distribution based on daily average temperature)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  10  days 
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12546  CNU_WTHNRC_32  Cool Events Starts  Annual number of cool event starts based on average temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with average daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal average temperatures; normal distribution based on daily average temperatures 19)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  0  cool event starts 
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12547  CNU_WTHNRC_33  Cool Events Days  Annual number of days in cool events based on average temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with average daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal average temperatures; normal distribution based on daily average temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  0  days 
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12548  CNU_WTHNRC_34  Length of Cool Events  Annual average length of cool events based on average temperature (where there are three or more consecutive days with average daily temperature <5th percentile of daily normal average temperatures; normal distribution based on daily average temperatures )  Number (Decimal)  Range: 0  60  days 
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12549  CNU_WTHNRC_35  Frost Free Days  Annual number of frost free days (min temp > 0) (days)  Number (Decimal)  Range: 100  250  days 
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