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

    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
    Guidance

    Standardization Guidance for Weather Data, Climate Information and Climate Change Projections (Opens in a new Window)

    This report provides an overview of the collection, management, and use of weather and climate data across Canada. It includes information on how weather and climate data are being used to produce infrastructure design values, and how future climate projections are being factored into design values. It also identifies gaps and provides potential standards-related options to address them.
    Organization:
    Ouranos
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Data management
    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
    Guidance

    Technical Circular - T-06/15: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Event Preparedness and Resilience in Engineering Infrastructure Design (Opens in a new Window)

    This directive indicates that climate change and extreme weather events must be considered in infrastructure design projects by or for the British Columbia Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation. It provides key steps for proponents to take and a list of resources for them to consider.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    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
    Additional resources

    The Adaptation Primers (Opens in a new Window)

    This primer provides a synthesis of climate change science and climate change impacts in Canada.
    Organization:
    Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    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


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