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 Guidance

    Agriculture Water Demand Model (Opens in a new Window)

    The Agriculture Water Demand Model (AWDM) calculates current water requirements for agriculture using crop, soil, irrigation system type, and historical climate data, as well as future water requirements using projected climate change scenarios. The climate data layer has been developed for the entire Province of BC on 500 metre by 500 metre grid cells. The water demand results help municipalities to develop dedicated agriculture water that the Water Sustainability Act (WSA) supports. The BC Ministry of Agriculture has continued to collaborate with partners to expand the AWDM to other regions of the province, with complete coverage expected by 2021. Text reports are available for download for a variety of regions within BC
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Agriculture
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Tool
    Tool

    Atlas hydroclimatique du Québec méridional (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Hydroclimatic Atlas of Southern Quebec describes the current and future water regime of southern Quebec in order to support the implementation of water management practices that are resilient to climate change. Note that the results for the 2030 and 2080 horizons are described in the summary sheets associated with each section of river.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool Additional resources

    Atlas hydroclimatique du Québec méridional (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Hydroclimatic Atlas presents a synthesis of the state of knowledge describing the current water regime and the expected impact of climate change on the water regime of southern Quebec. This document is intended primarily for professionals in the field of water resources and aims to support the planning and implementation of climate change adaptation. The information presented is based on hydrological projections produced according to modeling practices widely recognized by the scientific community. A new update will be available by the end of August 2018.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool Guidance

    BC Agriculture Water Calculator (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Agricultural Water Calculator uses 10 years of historical climate data, from 2001 to 2010, to calculate how much water farmers should need for their farm in the "new climate normal", which farmers can reference in their water licence applications. Government of BC staff involved with water authorizations also use this calculator when reviewing applications. Data are available for individual land parcels in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia, Investment Agriculture Foundation, Okanagan Basin Water Board
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Ecological Factors - Drought Risk Tool, Frost Risk Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    The Drought and Frost Risk Tools assess forest health and risk(s) related to frost, drought, and ecological characteristics. Applications are currently valid for sub-regions within BC: Prince George and Cranbrook Timber Supply Area (TSA) (Drought tool) and Cariboo (Frost tool). These tools are excel-based applications and assess risk for current conditions as well as projected future climates for 2020, 2050, and 2080.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Forest Practices Branch Office
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Tool
    Tool

    Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation Tools (Opens in a new Window)

    BC Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptations includes a summary of several tools that can be used for natural resource management so that British Columbia forests and other resources can remain resilient to climate change, variability and other stressors, including: climate change adaptation tools, tools specific to fish and wildlife, forest health, impact and vulnerability assessments, management and decision making, species and provenance, and modelling and analysis.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    Data product Tool Guidance

    Ontario Climate Data Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ontario Climate Data Portal contains statistically and dynamically downscaled climate projections under various emissions scenarios. It incorporates 10km x 10km resolution projections using a combined downscaling technique based on 209 ensemble members of global and regional climate model results released under the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Data, maps, figures, and reports are provided at a daily temporal scale.
    Organization:
    York University
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool

    Ontario Flow Assessment Tool (OFAT) (Opens in a new Window)

    OFAT creates watersheds, calculates watershed characteristics, executes hydrology models and reports water flow statistics. These outputs can be used by a variety of users and applied to many water-related applications.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool

    Prévision hydrologiques et hydrauliques (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    Hydrological forecasts includes interactive maps of hydrological forecasts that assist with preparation and planning for flood events and respective interventions. Forecasts are simulated using meteorological and hydrometric data, and weather forecasts. Future data are available as point data.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Tool

    Test bed for a decision making protocol in the hydroelectric sector (Opens in a new Window)

    The test bed offers an interactive tool to hydro electricity managers enabling them to better understand the issues and to integrate climate information and other relevant conditions (e.g. energy market, expert advices, etc.) in their decision-making process.
    Organization:
    Ouranos, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Manitoba Hydro, Government of Quebec, Hydro Québec
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Tool


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