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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  • Data product

    Data at NSIDC (Opens in a new Window)

    Data at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is a large repository of datasets that describe historical cryosphere information. Datasets available include temperature, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, sea ice, sea moisture, and snow. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Find local data (Opens in a new Window)

    Find local data is a search tool that allows users to find climate data. Users can search by geographic location, municipality, and region across Canada. Data available include several climate variables, projected over 2021-2050 and 2051-2080, under two emission scenarios, and at annual or seasonal resolutions. Future data are available as point data.
    Organization:
    Prairie Climate Centre
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Tool
    Data product Tool Guidance

    Fire Mapping (Opens in a new Window)

    The Manitoba Fire Mapping Program provides an interactive map, as well as fire location maps formatted for viewing in Google Earth and as ESRI shapefiles. These operational map products are a compilation of data from various sources including the crews who suppress the fires, satellites, and hand rendered maps. The fire shapes and sizes may differ from the actual fire occurrence due to changing weather conditions and a variety of natural, electronic, and human factors beyond the control of Manitoba Conservation.
    Organization:
    Government of Manitoba
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Flood Forecasting and Warning Program (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning Program provides information on current floods, including flood warnings, flood watches, and watershed conditions. Current flood statuses across Ontario are available as polygon data and categorized based on how the flood was issued (locally or provincially). Statements on current streamflow and forecasted precipitation are given for each MNRF Region.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Forest Fire Information Map (Opens in a new Window)

    The Forest Fire Information Map provides ratings of forest fire danger across Ontario, categorized as Low, Medium, High or Extreme, as well as a list of fires for the current year. For each fire, the size, start date, current status, and cause are viewable as part of the interactive map. Data are available in both polygon (fire danger) and point (current forest fires) formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Ice climatology (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ice Climatology dataset contains long-term information on ice conditions over specific geographic regions. It can be used to examine annual average conditions as well as minimum and maximum ice extent. The dataset includes seasonal summaries, annual Arctic ice atlases, 30-year ice atlases, and ice coverage records. Specific measures include average ice concentration, ice type, frequency of sea ice, old ice concentration, and freeze-up/break-up dates.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Ice Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Tool

    Icepac interface (Opens in a new Window)

    Icepac project aims to develop a probability model of the space-time variability of sea ice at the local scale based. The descriptive and statistical tools available under IcePAC provide users with information on ice conditions and allow them to better understand the temporal and spatial evolution of sea ice. This information can help users to protect against risks to ships and maritime infrastructure.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Ouranos, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
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    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Integrated pan-Arctic Snow Melt Onset from Satellite Measurements (Opens in a new Window)

    Integrated pan-Arctic Snow Melt Onset from Satellite Measurements was generated by combining active and passive microwave satellite derived estimates of snow melt for northern high latitude land surface, ice caps, large lakes, and sea ice. Historical data are available between 2000 and 2009. This gridded dataset allows snow melt dynamics to be examined in a full pan-Arctic context and enables exploration of interactions between the terrestrial and marine components of the cryosphere. It provides a unique dataset for validating snow cover simulations from regional or global climate models during the spring transition period when snow cover exerts the strongest feedback to the climate system.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Monthly Temperature and Precipitation Delta Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Monthly Temperature and Precipitation Delta Maps were produced from an ensemble of 12 global climate models supplied by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. These delta (change) maps show the difference between current climate conditions and projected, future climate conditions. Two 30-year future periods (2021-2050 and 2051-2080) were used with the current period set to 1976-2005. Future data are available as gridded data.
    Organization:
    Prairie Climate Centre
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    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Data product

    NeraCoos Data (Opens in a new Window)

    NeraCoos Data contains data products and tools summarizing eastern buoy, station, and forecasts data. Historical and future data are available as point data. Climate variables include wind speed, wind gust, air temperature, water temperature at varying depths, and air temperature; they are updated from each station and users can compare stations. Forecasts of coastal flooding and erosion, and 48-hour wave and wind are also available.
    Organization:
    Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool


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