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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  • Guidance

    CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost zones (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration, in a risk management framework, of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including: the distinctive characteristics of permafrost; and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditons over the service life of the building foundations.
    Organization:
    Bureau de normalisation du Québec, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA S500:14 (R2019) Thermosyphon foundations for buildings in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides requirements for all life-cycle phases of thermosyphon foundations for new buildings on permafrost, including site characterization, design, installation, and commissioning phases as well as for monitoring and maintenance phases. This standard is meant to ensure the long-term performance of thermosyphon-supported foundation systems under changing environmental conditions.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA S501:14 (R2019) Moderating the effects of permafrost degradation on existing building foundations (Opens in a new Window)

    Permafrost degradation can be caused by many factors. When degradation occurs, buildings or structures constructed on permafrost can suffer distress or damage. This standard is organized according to the progression of steps that should be undertaken in order to moderate the effects of permafrost degradation on existing buildings or structures.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA S502:14 (R2019) Managing changing snow load risks for buildings in Canada’s North (Opens in a new Window)

    The objective of this standard is to inform communities on measures for safe roof snow removal from existing buildings and for protection of building occupants and assets from overloading risks due to increasing accumulations and weights. Procedures that can reduce risks for roof and building collapses are outlined, including procedures for monitoring heavy snow and ice accumulations, safe removal of snow on roofs when needed, and for maintenance and snow removal planning.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S503 Community drainage system planning, design, and maintenance in northern communities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifies the minimum planning, design, and maintenance requirements for community drainage systems in Canada's northern communities. The purpose of this standard is to increase the capacity of communities and individuals to prepare and implement effective community drainage plans. These plans address both existing and anticipated drainage management challenges arising from deficiencies in past practices, as well as the need to adapt to future changes in climate.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA S505:20 Techniques for considering high winds and snow drifting and their impact on northern infrastructure (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides guidance to northern infrastructure designers, builders, operators, and owners to address the increased risk of damage to the built environment, including the potential effects of climate change (specifically, risks from higher and more frequent wind loads and from associated snow drifting).
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA W203:19 Planning, design, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment in northern communities using lagoon and wetland systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifically addresses the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of intermittent/seasonal discharge lagoon and wetland systems that are most appropriate for use in Northern regions, where effluent discharge is either difficult or not possible in colder months.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Data product

    Imiq Data Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    Imiq Data Portal houses hydrologic, climatologic, and soil data collected in Alaska and Western Canada from the early 1900s to the present. The Imiq Data Portal provides a snapshot of available historical hydroclimate data in a map-based view as point data. Users can submit a custom data query, specifying variable of interest, geographic bounds, and time step. Imiq will aggregate and export data records from multiple sources in a common format, with full metadata records.
    Organization:
    Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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    • Data files


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