Library of climate resources

This is a collection of links to climate datasets, tools, guidance and related resources. The sources include the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, national professional organizations, climate consortia and established international organizations. It can be useful for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, and for adaptation planning.

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Explanation of the different resource types
  • data product - downloadable climate dataset
  • tool - builds on a dataset with further analyses and/or visualization
  • guidance - provides direction on the use of climate information or on conducting climate-related assessments
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Tool

    Atlas hydroclimatique du Québec méridional (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Hydroclimatic Atlas of Southern Quebec describes the current and future water regime of southern Quebec in order to support the implementation of water management practices that are resilient to climate change. Note that the results for the 2030 and 2080 horizons are described in the summary sheets associated with each section of river.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool Additional resources

    Atlas hydroclimatique du Québec méridional (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Hydroclimatic Atlas presents a synthesis of the state of knowledge describing the current water regime and the expected impact of climate change on the water regime of southern Quebec. This document is intended primarily for professionals in the field of water resources and aims to support the planning and implementation of climate change adaptation. The information presented is based on hydrological projections produced according to modeling practices widely recognized by the scientific community. A new update will be available by the end of August 2018.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool Guidance Additional resources

    Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) provides information on measuring, modeling, and understanding the relationships between the cryosphere and the Earth's climate system. It contains data visualizations of current and historical snow water equivalent, sea ice thickness, and current and historical lake ice cover. Historical and future data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Canadian Cryosphere Information Network, University of Waterloo
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Climate Change Scenarios (Opens in a new Window)

    The Climate Change Scenarios - Agriculture dataset consists of a series of maps depicting the impacts of climate change on agriculture across Canada and the USA. Maps show data at a spatial resolution of ~2km as well as estimates for specific locations. Monthly data are available from 1900 and daily data are available from 1950. Projected future data are available to 2100 both yearly and as 30-year averages for 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2071-2100. Specific variables include Effective Growing Degree Day, Moisture Deficits, and Length of the Growing Season.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    PLAN2ADAPT (Opens in a new Window)

    The Plan2Adapt tool generates maps, plots, and data describing projected future climate conditions for regions throughout British Columbia. It is designed to help assess climate change in regions of BC based on a standard set of climate model projections. Climate variables include temperature, precipitation, snowfall, and growing and heating degree days. Impacts of change in these climate variables are also discussed. Data can be explored based on regional districts, health authority boundaries, ecoprovinces, and forestry regions over three time periods (2020s, 2050s, and 2080s), seasonally and annually.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Additional resources

    Renforcement des capacités et sensibilisation face aux changements climatiques pour la gestion publiques locales et la planification territoriales au Nunavik (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Adaptation Capacity Building for Local Public Management and Land Use Planning in Nunavik publication provides information on impacts from permafrost thawing, knowledge and tools to improve land-use management and local adaptation capacity building in Nunavik.
    Organization:
    Ouranos
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool Additional resources

    Scénarios climatiques pour l'ingénierie (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Scénarios climatiques pour l'ingénierie website is a pilot project that aims to better communicate to engineers information about climate change scenarios. The website presents fact sheets for two regions of Quebec, namely Montreal and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, and seven climate indicators. The indicators were selected by a user committee.
    Organization:
    Ouranos
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Graphical
    Data product Tool

    Tundra Nunavik project (Opens in a new Window)

    While most ecological studies focus on the impact of climate change on some populations or species, ecosystem-based information is needed to better predict the future state of the Arctic. The Tundra Nunavik project is a large-scale study aimed at characterizing the vulnerability of tundra terrestrial ecosystems to climate change through modelling approach. The approach combined climate modeling, climate niche modeling, and ecosystem modeling, to assess potential changes in terrestrial ecosystems of tundra of Nunavik during the 21st century
    Organization:
    Université du Québec à Rimouski, Ouranos
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool


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