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

    AGRG Coastal Storm Surge Interactive Map (Opens in a new Window)

    The Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) Coastal Storm Surge Interactive Map is a web-based Emergency Coastal Flooding Decision Support System that presents coastal flood risk from storm surges and long term sea-level rise in the Maritimes. Predicted storm surges, predicted total water level, and predicted tide are available as layers. Existing tide stations, critical facilities, surface elevation, bare earth elevation, and tide and storm surge are also viewable as layers.
    Organization:
    Nova Scotia Community College
    Sub-organization:
    Applied Geomatics Research Group
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool Guidance

    Agriculture Water Demand Model (Opens in a new Window)

    The Agriculture Water Demand Model (AWDM) calculates current water requirements for agriculture using crop, soil, irrigation system type, and historical climate data, as well as future water requirements using projected climate change scenarios. The climate data layer has been developed for the entire Province of BC on 500 metre by 500 metre grid cells. The water demand results help municipalities to develop dedicated agriculture water that the Water Sustainability Act (WSA) supports. The BC Ministry of Agriculture has continued to collaborate with partners to expand the AWDM to other regions of the province, with complete coverage expected by 2021. Text reports are available for download for a variety of regions within BC
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Agriculture
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Tool
    Tool

    Atlas de vulnérabilité aux vagues de chaleur et aux aléas hydrométéorologiques (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    This atlas aims to inform you about the geographic vulnerability of Quebec populations to heat waves and floods. The atlas was developed by the Université de Laval Department of Geography and Department of Geomatics Sciences, in partnership with the Ouranos Consortium and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.
    Organization:
    University of Laval, Ouranos, Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Santé et Services Sociaux québec
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool

    BC Climate Explorer (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Climate Explorer is an independent, open-source data visualization project using BC's Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) units. The goal is to help British Columbians - citizens, professionals, and public servants - to understand their changing local climates using both historical and projected future climate information. A wide range of variables is available, including temperature, precipitation, season length, frost, moisture deficit, humidity, and calculated indicators at monthly, seasonal, and annual resolutions. Data are displayed as raster data and are available for download in tabular, polygon, or raster file formats.
    Organization:
    BC Climate Explorer
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • 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 Tool

    Current and projected climate data for North America (CMIP5 scenarios) (Opens in a new Window)

    AdaptWest provides modelled climate projections generated using the ClimateNA software, downscaled from the Coupled Climate Model Comparison Phase 5 (CMIP5) database. Variables include mean and extreme estimates of temperature and precipitation, growing and cooling degree days, snowfall, evapotranspiration, and drought indices. Data are available from individual models or a 15-model ensemble at a 1km resolution for North America as well as individual states and provinces to a horizon year of 2050, available for download in grid or tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Conservation Biology Institute
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Tool

    DNR Coastal Flood Risk Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    DNR Coastal Flood Maps contain static coastal flood risk maps for different regions in Nova Scotia at a scale of (1: 10 000) scale. Flooding risk is derived from sea level rise and storm surge. These maps are available for download as PDFs. These maps were taken at different points of the different regions along the coastline during 2012.
    Organization:
    Government of Nova Scotia
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Natural resources
    Resource formats:
    • 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

    Flood Risk Mapping Studies/Public Information Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Change Flood Risk Maps are a tool for management and planning of flood plains and to minimize the impact of floods. Flood Risk Maps have been developed using climate change projections and are based on flood events associated with a return period of 20 and 100 years for various locations in Newfoundland and Labrador. As of June 2018, 10 climate change flood risk maps have been developed.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Water Resources Management Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    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


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