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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  • Guidance

    Coastal Community Adaptation Decision Tree (Opens in a new Window)

    This online tool uses information on coastal impacts and community characteristics to support the identification of adaptation options.
    Organization:
    Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool

    CoCoRaHS Precipitation Map (Opens in a new Window)

    Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Mapping Canada is an interactive map that links to historical observations of precipitation, snow fall, snow fall water equivalent, snow depth, and snow depth water equivalent at various stations across North America. Users can use the interactive map to select individual station reports and data. Data is available in mapped and tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • 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 Tool

    Extreme Precipitation in Atlantic Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    Extreme Precipitation in Atlantic Canada is intended to extend the print-based Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) analyses for Atlantic Canada through an interactive web tool. The web tool provides users with enhanced access and visualization of the official ECCC IDF point data. Features include familiar ECCC IDF station based graphs and tables with access through a map based browser interface, IDF graphs and tables based on gridded data to provide information for locations between observing sites, contoured regional and province-specific extreme rainfall maps, downloadable ASCII grid files, and integration of US data for improved visualization at the border and access to US station data.
    Organization:
    Cornell University, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
    Sub-organization:
    Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC)
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Tool Guidance

    Farmwest (Opens in a new Window)

    Farmwest.com is a website launched in 2001 to provide weather and climate information as well as a number of decision-support tools to the agricultural sector. Farmwest is linked to 397 weather stations across Canada from federal, provincial, municipal and private weather station networks. Data includes temperature, precipitation, growing degree days, pest degree days, T-Sum calculator, and seasonal weather forecasts. Data are searchable by station and time period, and are available graphically.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia, Pacific Field Corn Association
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Guidance

    Georgina Island Adaptation Process Guide (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage contains multiple publications on the process used by Georgina Island First Nation to create an adaptation plan. The guide includes sections on the use of traditional knowledge and western science, respectively.
    Organization:
    Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
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    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool

    HectaresBC (Opens in a new Window)

    The HectaresBC browser allows visualization and analysis of geospatial gridded data. The system allows users to easily interact with and/or combine multiple datasets and quantify values for different geographical areas. The gridded datasets currently available include historical and future climate variables across BC. HectaresBC is a highly interactive tool with data outputs in various different formats. Data layers include climate normals and projected climate of the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s under Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 4.5 and 8.5.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia, Nature Conservancy of Canada
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Guidance

    Homeowners' Handbooks to Disaster-Resilient Homes (Opens in a new Window)

    These handbooks outline steps for homeowners to protect their homes from climate change related hazards. Each focuses on a specific hazard and includes worksheets for conducting simple, household-level hazard and vulnerability assessments.
    Organization:
    Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    How to Develop an Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Governance Framework: Set up a consistent approach to asset management in your municipality (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide outlines strategies for developing a municipal asset management program designed for use municipal staff and elected officials. The guide includes specific focus on climate change.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning


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