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

    Adjusted and Homogenized Canadian Climate Data (Opens in a new Window)

    Adjusted and homogenized climate datasets consist of monthly, seasonal, and annual means of homogenized daily maximum, minimum, and mean surface temperature, daily precipitation, hourly wind speed, and hourly station and sea level pressure across Canada. The data have been adjusted to account for discontinuities in the data from non-climatic factors such as changes in observation methods or station location. Sites are also sometimes combined resulting in longer time series.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Air Quality Monitoring: Unverified Hourly Air Quality and Meteorological Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Unverified Air Quality Monitoring dataset contains unverified historical raw hourly air pollutant concentrations and meteorological data recorded at monitoring stations across BC. These datasets contain the latest month of raw hourly readings from air quality monitoring stations across BC up to the latest hour in Pacific Standard Time (PST). Data are available for download in tabular format. These data are not quality-assured.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Air Quality Monitoring: Verified Hourly Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Verified Air Quality Monitoring dataset contains verified hourly air pollutant concentrations and meteorological data prepared and published annually by the BC Ministry of Environment. These datasets contain quality-assured point measurements from air quality monitoring stations across B.C., from 1980 up to the end of 2016.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Almanac Averages and Extremes (Opens in a new Window)

    The Almanac Averages and Extremes dataset contains the average and extreme temperature and precipitation observations at monitoring stations over the entire period of record. Where available, the most recent 5 years of daily data are also displayed. Data can be searched by calendar date and station name.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Meteorological Service of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Archive Automated Snow Weather Station Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Archived Automated Snow Weather Stations (ASWS) dataset includes historical hourly snow water equivalent, snow depth, air temperature, and precipitation for all ASWS stations in BC from 2011 to 2016, as well as historical daily maximum and minimum air temperature, precipitation, snow depth, and snow water equivalent for all stations in BC from date of installation to 2011. Data are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Archive Manual Snow Survey Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Archive Manual Snow Survey dataset contains the archived snow pack level manual observations from across British Columbia. Manual snow survey sites are actively surveyed as part of the BC Snow Survey program. Manual snow surveys are conducted up to eight times per year around the beginning of every month from January through June with extra measurements at mid-month in May and June. Other attributes in the dataset include: site number, survey period, elevation (m) and percent of normal. Data are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (Argo Canada) (Opens in a new Window)

    Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (ARGO) is a worldwide climate monitoring system providing data on ocean temperature and salinity. 400 free floating drifts were deployed worldwide from Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 2001, of which 88 are still operating. Data are available in tabular, graphical, and mapped formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    BC Air Data Archive Website (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Air Data Archive provides access to historical data from ambient air quality and meteorological stations across BC, including Metro Vancouver's coverage of the lower mainland. Specific variables include pollutant concentrations, temperature, humidity, wind speed & direction, and atmospheric pressure. Data are available for download in graphical or tabular forms, and in 1, 3, 4, 6, 12, or 24 hour averages over daily, weekly, or monthly summary periods.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    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

    BC Station Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Station Data page provides access to historical observations of weather and climate variables from across British Columbia. Locations of stations are shown on an interactive map which enables users to zoom and pan to a region of interest, learn about the stations that are located in the region, filter the displayed stations based on date, variable, observing agency, region and more. In addition to observations, station metadata that describes station location, available variables, observing agency and other basic information can be downloaded into formats that include NetCDF, CSV/ASCII, ArcGIS Shapefile, or a variety of other formats.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files


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