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

    Meteorological Data (Opens in a new Window)

    Meteorological Data contains historical observations of weather, rainfall, solar radiation, monthly temperature, and dry bulb temperature. These hourly data are derived from daily or monthly files within the Meteorological Service of Canada's Historical Dataset. Data are available from 1992 onwards in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Data product

    MSC50 Wind and Wave Climate Hindcast (Opens in a new Window)

    The MSC50 Wind and Wave Climate Hindcast provides hourly wind and wave time series data from climate hindcast models. These hindcasts cover the Canadian Maritimes, North Atlantic basin, Northeast Pacific Ocean, and Arctic Ocean for the historical period 1954- 2015. Data are available in tabular and GIS formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    NatureWatch (Opens in a new Window)

    NatureWatch hosts several nature monitoring programs, with more to come in the future. Many community driven programs record observations of various climate variables and species. Registration is required to download data.
    Organization:
    University of Ottawa
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    NeraCoos Data (Opens in a new Window)

    NeraCoos Data contains data products and tools summarizing eastern buoy, station, and forecasts data. Historical and future data are available as point data. Climate variables include wind speed, wind gust, air temperature, water temperature at varying depths, and air temperature; they are updated from each station and users can compare stations. Forecasts of coastal flooding and erosion, and 48-hour wave and wind are also available.
    Organization:
    Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Polar Data Catalogue (Opens in a new Window)

    Polar Data Catalogue is a searchable database that contains metadata and provides access to data and information produced by Arctic and Antarctic researchers. The Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) is one of Canada’s primary online sources for data and information about the Arctic and is Canada's National Antarctica Data Centre. Historical data are available for a variety of spatial types, including point and gridded.
    Organization:
    University of Waterloo
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Geography and Environmental Management
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Processed Daily Temperature and Precipitation (Opens in a new Window)

    Processed Daily Temperature and Precipitation contains quality checked and processed daily maximum and minimum temperature and total precipitation data for all viable Canadian stations that report these observations. Data processing includes inspection and adjustment using quality control procedures customized for gridding purposes and correction for different definition of climatological day at principal and ordinary climate stations. It is used by ANUSPLIN to produce daily grids and in other applications that involve interpolated data. Historical data are available in a gridded format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Regional, national and international climate modeling (Opens in a new Window)

    Regional, national and international climate modeling contains a database of numerous climate variables for Canada and the USA. Historical and future periods are available as modelled point and gridded data. Data are available as 30-year averages (e.g. 1961/90; 1971/2000, etc.), historical month-by-month (from the late 1800s), and daily values (from the 1950s) all for a number of variables, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change scenarios, and climate models. Future time periods include all years to 2100 and 30-year means for 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2071-2100.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool

    Seedwhere (Opens in a new Window)

    Seedwhere is a tool which maps the similarity of climates across geographic regions. While the tool can be used for any purpose, it was originally developed to support decisions on seed movements and sustainable forest management. Seedwhere estimates similarity of climates between both locations and under varying climate scenarios, including future projected climates. Users can specify the seed source and planting area, species type, and climate variable. Data are presented as an interactive map and are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) and Snow Course Data and Products (Opens in a new Window)

    Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) and Snow Course Data and Products is an interactive map that allows for data retrieval of snow, precipitation, and temperature for Alaska, Northwest Canada and the Western US. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    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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