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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  • Additional resources

    ArcticNet (Opens in a new Window)

    ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies, and the private sector. Current and past research projects can be viewed.
    Organization:
    ArcticNet
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    Data product Tool

    Atlas of Community Based Monitoring & Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic (Opens in a new Window)

    The Atlas of Community Based Monitoring & Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic was designed to showcase the many community-based monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge initiatives across the circumpolar region. These initiatives assist with network building and identification of best practices and challenges for the field. In an interactive map, users can view ongoing projects in various locations in the Circumpolar Arctic.
    Organization:
    Brown University, Inuit Circumpolar Council: Canada Office
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Guidance

    Climate Lens: General Guidance (Opens in a new Window)

    This is a directive intended to be applied to infrastructure design to identify opportunities for reducing greenhouse gases and to ensure the infrastructure is resilient and prepared for potential climate impacts.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Infrastructure Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    This tool is designed to help communities assess entire lifecycle infrastructure costs for different land use patterns. The tool's analysis can help communities create more efficient and sustainable future development plans. The tool includes climate change considerations and comes with a guidebook for use.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool

    Engineering Climate Data Sets (Opens in a new Window)

    Engineering Climate Datasets contain: Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Files, the Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Datasets (CWEEDS) and the Canadian Weather Year for Energy Calculation (CWEC) dataset. The IDF dataset contains short duration rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) statistics. Data are presented as tables and graphs for various locations across Canada. CWEEDS provides hourly and long-term weather conditions at monitoring stations across Canada with at least 10 years of records between 1998 and 2014. CWEC datasets contain 12 calculated "Typical Meteorological Months" selected from a 30 years of records, including daily global radiation, dry-bulb temperature, dew-point temperature and wind speed.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Meteorological Service of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Data product Tool

    Flood Forecasting and Warning Program (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning Program provides information on current floods, including flood warnings, flood watches, and watershed conditions. Current flood statuses across Ontario are available as polygon data and categorized based on how the flood was issued (locally or provincially). Statements on current streamflow and forecasted precipitation are given for each MNRF Region.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Geoscience Atlas (Opens in a new Window)

    The Geoscience Atlas is an interactive map that allows users to select and view layers that include general map layers (e.g. Forest access roads and Contours), coastal monitoring variables (e.g. Coastal Erosion Index and Coastal Sensitivity Index), areas of geochemistry, and geology. Users can toggle and zoom into specific regions in Newfoundland and Labrador. Coastal erosion indices are viewable on map at point resolution.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Sub-organization:
    Geological Survey Newfoundland and Labrador
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool

    Icepac interface (Opens in a new Window)

    Icepac project aims to develop a probability model of the space-time variability of sea ice at the local scale based. The descriptive and statistical tools available under IcePAC provide users with information on ice conditions and allow them to better understand the temporal and spatial evolution of sea ice. This information can help users to protect against risks to ships and maritime infrastructure.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Ouranos, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Tool

    IDF Curve Lookup (Opens in a new Window)

    IDF Curve Lookup is a web-based application to retrieve rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves. Users can input their location using a coordinate format, and select return periods of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 years. Future projections are made based on a linear trend using 2010 as a reference year. Data are available for download in tabular and graphical formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Transportation
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Additional resources

    Local Climate Change Visioning Online Training Modules (Opens in a new Window)

    These online training modules address the development of future climate change scenarios, the identification of relevant spatial data, and the use of visualizations in landscape level planning for climate change adaptation
    Organization:
    University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)
    Resource formats:
    • Training


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