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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  • 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
    Tool Guidance Additional resources

    BC Climate Action Toolkit (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Climate Action Toolkit is a hub for climate knowledge sharing and collaboration. It provides the latest news, best practices, advice, information, and strategic guidance to help BC local governments successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, strengthen their communities against climate impacts.
    Organization:
    Green Communities Committee (GCC), Fraser Basin Council
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    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    • Training
    Guidance

    Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    This tool is designed for communities to use in creating municipal climate change adaptation plans and building resilience to climate change. It can be applied to communities across Canada. This too requires a paid membership.
    Organization:
    ICLEI Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities with Asset Management: An Introduction for Municipal Leaders (Opens in a new Window)

    This introductory guide outlines how asset management can be beneficial for municipalities to overcome economic, social and environmental challenges. Part of the guide is dedicated to outlining sustainable and resilient communities and how this relates to climate change.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Data product Tool Guidance Additional resources

    Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) provides information on measuring, modeling, and understanding the relationships between the cryosphere and the Earth's climate system. It contains data visualizations of current and historical snow water equivalent, sea ice thickness, and current and historical lake ice cover. Historical and future data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Canadian Cryosphere Information Network, University of Waterloo
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Additional resources

    Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (Opens in a new Window)

    This book is for policy-makers, decision-makers, and others seeking authoritative information on climate change, its causes, and the science behind it. The book is freely available online as an e-book or pdf download.
    Organization:
    National Academy of Sciences
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    Data product

    Climate Impacts and Outlook (Opens in a new Window)

    The Climate Impacts and Outlook resource offers a snapshot of recent weather events and anomalies, regional weather impacts on ecosystems and economic sectors, and a forecast for the coming three months displayed through static maps. Historical and future data are available as point, grid and polygon data. Regional impacts and outlooks are available from 2014 to 2017. Current conditions and forecasts of temperature, precipitation, drought, stream flow, winter weather, and ocean conditions are available.
    Organization:
    Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Climate Projection Maps and Rasters (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Projection Maps and Rasters includes a collection of products that summarize baseline and projected future temperature and precipitation. Animations and maps are focused on Alaska and Canada. Historical and future data under all Representative Concentration Pathways scenarios are available as point data.
    Organization:
    Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Tool

    ClimateWizard (Opens in a new Window)

    ClimateWizard is a web based program that allows users to view historic temperature and rainfall maps for anywhere in the world, view future predictions of temperature and rainfall around the world, and view and download climate change maps. It enables technical and non-technical audiences alike to access climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth. It allows the user to choose a geographic region and both assess how climate has changed over time and to project what future changes are predicted to occur in a given area. Historical and future data are available as gridded data.
    Organization:
    The Nature Conservancy
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    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped


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