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 Tool

    BC Water Resources Atlas (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Water Resources Atlas is an iMapBC application with enhanced functionality to display detailed water related data, including watersheds, water quantity and quality monitoring sites, aquifers, water wells and flood protection works. This tool presents raster data for a variety of layers.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    BC Water Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    A map-based water information tool designed to provide public access to a wide range of water-related data and information in British Columbia. The data is displayed with flexible charts and analytical tools to help users understand and use the data.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool

    Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT) (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT) is a science-based planning tool for the adaptation of coastal infrastructure related to future water-level extremes and changes in wave climates. This tool allows users to locate tide gauges and small craft harbours across Canada. For each geographical location, data including vertical allowance, sea level rise, mean water level, and wave climate can be visualized and downloaded.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Bedford Institute of Oceanography
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Change in Timing and Volume of River Flow in BC (1912-2012) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Change in Timing and Volume of River Flow in BC dataset includes hydrological data, long-term changes in flow timing, flow volume, and statistical significance of estimates for rivers across BC. Summaries are provided annually and seasonally for two time periods depending on monitoring station: 1912-2012 (six stations) and 1958-2012 (eleven stations). Observed data from explicit points 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
    Guidance Additional resources

    Climate Change Adaptation Pathways Framework: Supporting Sustainable Local Food in B.C. (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide was developed to help policy makers, communities and agricultural producers to develop shared climate preparedness goals and objectives with a focus on sustainable local food. This document provides background on climate change adaptation in B.C. communities and agriculture where the Adaptation Pathways approach can address key areas of decision-making; sets out the framework to develop an adaptation pathway process that considers agriculture in community planning; and finishes by discussing existing resources to guide the climate preparedness process.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Agriculture
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Tool

    GeoWeb Water Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    The GeoWeb Water Portal interactive map displays historical and current water quantity, quality, and climate data for stations across BC for the period of 1886 to 2018. Specific measures include temperature, precipitation, snow depth, water quality, depth to groundwater, and others. Data are available in graphical format for each monitoring station.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Gridded Hydrologic Model Output (Opens in a new Window)

    The Gridded Hydrologic Model Output page provides access to gridded, 1/16-degree (roughly 35 km2) hydrologic projections for four watersheds in British Columbia. Users can select locations of interest on a gridded map. Hydrological variables including precipitation, flow, evapotranspiration, and runoff are available for download under various climate scenarios in NetCDF, ASCII, and Arc formats.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Mackenzie DataStream (Opens in a new Window)

    Mackenzie DataStream is an open access platform for sharing and exploring water data in the Mackenzie River Basin. Data are currently collected by community monitors with the help of scientists and accredited laboratories, who look for dissolved metals, turbidity, temperature, chlorophyll-a, as well as oil and gas chemicals. An interactive map may be used to select stations and locations of interest. Data are available for download in graphical and tabular formats. Please note that this resource is not supported by all internet browsers.
    Organization:
    The Gordon Foundation, Government of Northwest Territories
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Monitoring Aquifers: Provincial Groundwater Observation Well Network (Opens in a new Window)

    The British Columbia Provincial Groundwater Observation Well Network (PGOWN) is comprised of groundwater level and chemistry monitoring stations which are cooperatively operated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of Environment. There are around 190 monitoring stations distributed across BC. Data include historical and current groundwater level and chemistry. Data are available for download in tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped


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