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

    Snow Survey Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Snow Survey Data dataset contains historical snow survey records from manual and electronic monitoring sites across BC. These data play a major role in flood forecasting and determining snow pack, water levels and stream flow conditions. Records may be searched using an interactive map and data 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
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) and Snow Course Data and Products (Opens in a new Window)

    Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) and Snow Course Data and Products is an interactive map that allows for data retrieval of snow, precipitation, and temperature for Alaska, Northwest Canada and the Western US. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Tool

    Software Library (Opens in a new Window)

    The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) Software Library is a database of five R packages for use with climate data, either to solve problems encountered when working with it in R, or to improve upon existing software. These packages were developed by PCIC. Examples include the climidex.pcic package, which calculates CLIMDEX climate extremes indices on climate data; ClimDown contains various methods of downscaling GCM output; ZYP allows users to determine the presence of trends. These packages are freely available under LGPL or GPL licenses.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Station Hydrologic Model Output (Opens in a new Window)

    The Station Hydrologic Model Output page contains simulated streamflow data for locations throughout British Columbia. Users can select locations of interest on an interactive gridded map, or search by Station ID or name. The simulated data include daily streamflow time series for over 120 sites located in the Peace, Upper Columbia, Fraser, and Campbell River watersheds. Station data are available for download in ASCII format.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios (Opens in a new Window)

    Statistically downscaled scenarios, which provide finer resolution scenarios of climate change from coarser resolution GCM output, are available based on model output from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5). Individual model results of minimum temperature, maximum temperature and total precipitation are available for historical (1950-2005) and future (2006-2100) time periods. Gridded projections are at a daily temporal resolution and at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km. Future projections are based on the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) scenarios.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product Tool

    Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios (Opens in a new Window)

    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) offers statistically downscaled daily Canada-wide climate scenarios, at a gridded resolution of 300 arc-seconds (0.0833 degrees, or roughly 6 km x 10 km) for the period 1950-2100. The variables available include daily minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and precipitation. Users may access the scenarios using an interactive map interface that allows users to zoom, pan and select their region of interest using a rectangular-selection tool. Downscaled climate data is available for over 10 models under Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 2.6, 4.5, and 8.5. Data are available for download in NetCDF, ASCII, and Arc formats.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Temperature Change in Canada - Seasonal average temperature departures compared with the 1961–1990 reference value, Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    The Temperature Change in Canada indicator measures the yearly and seasonal surface air temperature departures for the years 1948 to 2014. An annual departure (or anomaly) is the difference between the value for a given year and a baseline value. The baseline values used in this indicator are the annual and seasonal temperature averages for the reference period of 1961 to 1990. Information is provided in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product

    the MSC HTTP Data Server (Opens in a new Window)

    The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) HTTP data server is a direct source for raw meteorological, climate and forecast datasets. This service is aimed at specialized users with strong meteorological and IT knowledge.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Meteorological Service of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product Tool

    Tundra Nunavik project (Opens in a new Window)

    While most ecological studies focus on the impact of climate change on some populations or species, ecosystem-based information is needed to better predict the future state of the Arctic. The Tundra Nunavik project is a large-scale study aimed at characterizing the vulnerability of tundra terrestrial ecosystems to climate change through modelling approach. The approach combined climate modeling, climate niche modeling, and ecosystem modeling, to assess potential changes in terrestrial ecosystems of tundra of Nunavik during the 21st century
    Organization:
    Université du Québec à Rimouski, Ouranos
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Water survey data products and services (Opens in a new Window)

    Water Survey Data Products and Services contains real time and historical hydrometric data collected from stations across Canada. These data include: daily and monthly mean flow, water levels and sediment concentration. Data can be searched by province, station name, drainage basin, or coordinates.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Water Survey of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped


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