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
    Tool Guidance

    Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling Calculator (Opens in a new Window)

    The Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling Calculator uses evapotranspiration (ET) data from Farmwest to advise producers on irrigation scheduling. Users specify soil type, irrigation system design, location, and crop type and receive tailored irrigation advice as output. Data is presented graphically and is available for download in report form.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia, Irrigation Industry Association of BC
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Agroclimate Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Agroclimate maps display agroclimate conditions in Canada. Available maps include both current agroclimate conditions and historic agroclimate conditions. Agroclimate variables include precipitation characteristics, temperature, and drought indices. Maps can be seen based on region and time span (from Weekly to 5 years). National, Pacific, Prairie, Central, Atlantic, and Ontario maps can be selected.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    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
    Tool

    AR5 GCM Evaluation (Opens in a new Window)

    This application summarizes key results of Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP) general circulation model (GCM) statistical evaluation and model selection. The evaluation is of historical climate model runs over several geographic domains with an Alaska and Arctic focus. GCM performance is ranked based on minimum error with respect to a European Re-Analysis (ERA-40) baseline data set using several error metrics. The application enables exploration of model evaluation results pertaining to various spatial domains, climate variables and error statistics as well as seasonal variability. Users can drill down into the climate model evaluation and compare GCMs in numerous and detailed ways depending on their areas of interest.
    Organization:
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Sub-organization:
    International Arctic Research Centre
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    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

    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

    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
    Data product

    Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) Climate Model Datasets (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate model data from a number of climate models developed by the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) are available for download. Climate model output is available for the Fourth Generation Global Climate Model (CanESM2 / CGCM4 ), the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CanRCM4), and the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model (CMAM). Gridded historical simulations and future projections from these climate models are available for downloading.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Canadian Disaster Database (Opens in a new Window)

    The Canadian Disaster Database contains information on Canadian and international disasters from 1900 to present. Disasters are separated into natural (biological, meteorological/hydrological, and geological), conflict (arson, civil incidents, hijacking, and terrorist), and technology (fire, hazardous chemical, transportation accident, infrastructure failure, explosion, and space event). Point and gridded historical data are available.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Public Safety Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped


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