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 Tool

    Regional Analysis Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's (PCIC) Regional Analysis Tool generates maps, plots and data describing projected future climate conditions for the Pacific and Yukon Region. Climate variables include temperature, precipitation, and humidity. It uses an ensemble of more than 15 Global Climate Models (GCM) and combinations of emissions scenarios provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Users can generate custom maps, plots and data projected to the 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Guidance

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

    This document provides information on the impacts of permafrost thaw, and knowledge and tools to improve land-use management and local adaptation capacity building in Nunavik.
    Organization:
    Ouranos, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
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    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    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
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    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Graphical
    Tool

    Seasonal Anomaly Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    The Seasonal Anomaly maps tool gives access to static maps of anomalies of climatic variables relative to 1971-2000 averages from monitoring stations across British Columbia. Climate variables include minimum and maximum temperature, and precipitation. Annual maps are available from 1972 to 2018 for each season, and month.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool

    Software Library (Opens in a new Window)

    The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) Software Library is a database of five R packages for use with climate data, either to solve problems encountered when working with it in R, or to improve upon existing software. These packages were developed by PCIC. Examples include the climidex.pcic package, which calculates CLIMDEX climate extremes indices on climate data; ClimDown contains various methods of downscaling GCM output; ZYP allows users to determine the presence of trends. These packages are freely available under LGPL or GPL licenses.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Tool
    Guidance

    Standardization Guidance for Weather Data, Climate Information and Climate Change Projections (Opens in a new Window)

    This report provides an overview of the collection, management, and use of weather and climate data across Canada. It includes information on how weather and climate data are being used to produce infrastructure design values, and how future climate projections are being factored into design values. It also identifies gaps and provides potential standards-related options to address them.
    Organization:
    Ouranos
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    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Data management
    Data product Tool

    Station Hydrologic Model Output (Opens in a new Window)

    The Station Hydrologic Model Output page contains simulated streamflow data for locations throughout British Columbia. Users can select locations of interest on an interactive gridded map, or search by Station ID or name. The simulated data include daily streamflow time series for over 120 sites located in the Peace, Upper Columbia, Fraser, and Campbell River watersheds. Station data are available for download in ASCII format.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios (Opens in a new Window)

    Statistically downscaled scenarios, which provide finer resolution scenarios of climate change from coarser resolution GCM output, are available based on model output from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5). Individual model results of minimum temperature, maximum temperature and total precipitation are available for historical (1950-2005) and future (2006-2100) time periods. Gridded projections are at a daily temporal resolution and at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km. Future projections are based on the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) scenarios.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files


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