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

    ClimateWizard (Opens in a new Window)

    ClimateWizard is a web based program that allows users to view historic temperature and rainfall maps for anywhere in the world, view future predictions of temperature and rainfall around the world, and view and download climate change maps. It enables technical and non-technical audiences alike to access climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth. It allows the user to choose a geographic region and both assess how climate has changed over time and to project what future changes are predicted to occur in a given area. Historical and future data are available as gridded data.
    Organization:
    The Nature Conservancy
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    ClimateWNA_Map (Opens in a new Window)

    ClimateWNA extracts and downscales PRISM 1971-2000 monthly climate normal data and monthly solar radiation normal data (4km x 4km) to scale-free point locations in western North America, and calculates seasonal and annual climate variables for specific locations based on latitude, longitude and elevation (optional). Climate projections are available for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 2.6, 4.5, and 8.5 under climate models for the 2025, 2055, and 2085 time periods. Data are spatially projected onto a map, and could be appended onto a CSV file for download.
    Organization:
    University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics (CFCG)
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    CLIMOD 2 (Opens in a new Window)

    CLIMOD2 (Climate Information for Management and Operational Decisions) allows for retrieval and presentation of climate data from one or more stations in the Eastern Atlantic. Historical data are available as point data. Available climate products include daily data for a month, daily degree days, calendar day summaries, and daily/normal graphs. Data could be appended in a graphical or tabular time series.
    Organization:
    Cornell University
    Sub-organization:
    Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC)
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    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

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik (Tome I) (Opens in a new Window)

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik contains a baseline climate and allows for the development of future climate scenarios in the 2050 (2040-2060) and 2080 (2076-2100) time frame. There are a total of 81 climate indicators, at annual and monthly scales. These indicators was classified into three groups: temperature, precipitation, and precipitation in solid form. The report is divided into two volumes. Volume I contains the methodological information and the main results.
    Organization:
    Ouranos, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
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    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    Data product

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik (Tome II) (Opens in a new Window)

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik contains a baseline climate and allows for the development of future climate scenarios in the 2050 (2040-2060) and 2080 (2076-2100) time frame. There are a total of 81 climate indicators, at annual and monthly scales. These indicators was classified into three groups: temperature, precipitation, and precipitation in solid form. The report is divided into two volumes. Volume II includes some of the results of Volume I in the form of maps, graphs and tables.
    Organization:
    Ouranos, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
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    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Tool
    Data product Guidance

    Fire Weather Index (Opens in a new Window)

    The Fire Weather Index (FWI) database provides calculated FWI values for regions in PEI. Currently, FWI ratings are available for three regions: Western, Central-Southeastern, and Northeastern. This site will be expanded in the future. Historical data are available as point and polygon data.
    Organization:
    Government of Prince Edward Island
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Communities, Land and Environment
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Imiq Data Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    Imiq Data Portal houses hydrologic, climatologic, and soil data collected in Alaska and Western Canada from the early 1900s to the present. The Imiq Data Portal provides a snapshot of available historical hydroclimate data in a map-based view as point data. Users can submit a custom data query, specifying variable of interest, geographic bounds, and time step. Imiq will aggregate and export data records from multiple sources in a common format, with full metadata records.
    Organization:
    Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Additional resources

    Local Climate Change Visioning Online Training Modules (Opens in a new Window)

    These online training modules address the development of future climate change scenarios, the identification of relevant spatial data, and the use of visualizations in landscape level planning for climate change adaptation
    Organization:
    University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)
    Resource formats:
    • Training


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