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

    Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (CWFIS) contains daily fire weather, year-round fire behavior and hot spot maps throughout the forest fire season, generally between May and September. Multiple offerings are available including an interactive map, current conditions, fire danger, weather, fire weather, fire behaviour, fire M3 hotspots, and monthly and seasonal forecasts. Historical analyses including fire weather normals and fire behaviour normals are also available. Data are available as point and polygon data.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Forest Service
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Additional resources

    Climate Change and Public Health Fact Sheets (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides links to fact sheets on climate change and human health. It also provides overarching information on how climate change may affect different regions of Canada and the health of people living in those regions.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Health Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    Guidance

    Climate Change and Sustainable Forest Management in Canada: A Guidebook for Assessing Vulnerability and Mainstreaming Adaptation into Decision-Making (Opens in a new Window)

    This guidebook helps forestry resource professionals apply the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ approach to vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for sustainable forest management.
    Organization:
    Canadian Council of Forest Ministers
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Data product

    Climate Change Scenarios (Opens in a new Window)

    The Climate Change Scenarios - Agriculture dataset consists of a series of maps depicting the impacts of climate change on agriculture across Canada and the USA. Maps show data at a spatial resolution of ~2km as well as estimates for specific locations. Monthly data are available from 1900 and daily data are available from 1950. Projected future data are available to 2100 both yearly and as 30-year averages for 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2071-2100. Specific variables include Effective Growing Degree Day, Moisture Deficits, and Length of the Growing Season.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Mapped
    Additional resources

    Climate Data and Scenarios for Canada: Synthesis of Recent Observation and Modelling results (Opens in a new Window)

    This document provides an overview of historical climate observations as well as future climate projections in Canada. It builds on and is consistent with the Fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    Data product

    Climate Indices (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Indices includes time series, seasonal, and annual data for a number of variables including sea & air temperature, salinity, runoff, flow, ice coverage, iceberg count, and North Atlantic Oscillation Index. Data are observed or observation-based, and are available in a variety of temporal resolutions and historical periods, depending on the variable of interest. Data are available in tabular and graphical formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    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
    Additional resources

    Climate Risks and Adaptation Practices for the Canadian Transportation Sector 2016 (Opens in a new Window)

    This document provides a synthesis of the impacts of climate variability and change on the transportation sector in Canada. It also offers adaptation options that can be applied in each province.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Transport Canada, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis


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