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

    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
    Data product Tool

    ClimateWNA_Map (Opens in a new Window)

    ClimateWNA extracts and downscales PRISM 1971-2000 monthly climate normal data and monthly solar radiation normal data (4km x 4km) to scale-free point locations in western North America, and calculates seasonal and annual climate variables for specific locations based on latitude, longitude and elevation (optional). Climate projections are available for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 2.6, 4.5, and 8.5 under climate models for the 2025, 2055, and 2085 time periods. Data are spatially projected onto a map, and could be appended onto a CSV file for download.
    Organization:
    University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics (CFCG)
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) Global Climate Model Data (Opens in a new Window)

    Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) global climate model data regridded onto a common 1x1 degree global grid are available. Global climate model data at a monthly temporal resolution are available in gridded format for several variables including mean temperature, precipitation, sea ice thickness, sea ice concentration, snow depth, and near-surface wind speed. Individual and ensemble model output are available for historical (1900-2005) and future (2006-2100) time periods. 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

    Current and projected climate data for North America (CMIP5 scenarios) (Opens in a new Window)

    AdaptWest provides modelled climate projections generated using the ClimateNA software, downscaled from the Coupled Climate Model Comparison Phase 5 (CMIP5) database. Variables include mean and extreme estimates of temperature and precipitation, growing and cooling degree days, snowfall, evapotranspiration, and drought indices. Data are available from individual models or a 15-model ensemble at a 1km resolution for North America as well as individual states and provinces to a horizon year of 2050, available for download in grid or tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Conservation Biology Institute
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Daily Gridded Meteorological Datasets (Opens in a new Window)

    Daily Gridded Meteorological Datasets are gridded meteorological forcing datasets that include observed daily station data interpolated to a useful resolution as target datasets for statistical downscaling and hydrologic modelling. Common variables include minimum and maximum temperature, and precipitation. The datasets hosted on this portal are all based on station data, but differ with respect to the selection of stations, their domains, resolution, record length and gridding methodology.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Data at NSIDC (Opens in a new Window)

    Data at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is a large repository of datasets that describe historical cryosphere information. Datasets available include temperature, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, sea ice, sea moisture, and snow. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik (Tome I) (Opens in a new Window)

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik contains a baseline climate and allows for the development of future climate scenarios in the 2050 (2040-2060) and 2080 (2076-2100) time frame. There are a total of 81 climate indicators, at annual and monthly scales. These indicators was classified into three groups: temperature, precipitation, and precipitation in solid form. The report is divided into two volumes. Volume I contains the methodological information and the main results.
    Organization:
    Ouranos, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
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    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    Data product

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik (Tome II) (Opens in a new Window)

    Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik contains a baseline climate and allows for the development of future climate scenarios in the 2050 (2040-2060) and 2080 (2076-2100) time frame. There are a total of 81 climate indicators, at annual and monthly scales. These indicators was classified into three groups: temperature, precipitation, and precipitation in solid form. The report is divided into two volumes. Volume II includes some of the results of Volume I in the form of maps, graphs and tables.
    Organization:
    Ouranos, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
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    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    Data product Tool

    Engineering Climate Data Sets (Opens in a new Window)

    Engineering Climate Datasets contain: Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Files, the Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Datasets (CWEEDS) and the Canadian Weather Year for Energy Calculation (CWEC) dataset. The IDF dataset contains short duration rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) statistics. Data are presented as tables and graphs for various locations across Canada. CWEEDS provides hourly and long-term weather conditions at monitoring stations across Canada with at least 10 years of records between 1998 and 2014. CWEC datasets contain 12 calculated "Typical Meteorological Months" selected from a 30 years of records, including daily global radiation, dry-bulb temperature, dew-point temperature and wind speed.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Meteorological Service of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Additional resources

    Faits saillants (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    Faits saillants includes official climatological reports and lists with various climatic events that have occurred in Quebec in recent years (2013-2018). Monthly reports summarize weather conditions, nothing any of record breaking trends. Static maps of mean monthly climate are also available.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Graphical
    • Mapped


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