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

    Ice climatology (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ice Climatology dataset contains long-term information on ice conditions over specific geographic regions. It can be used to examine annual average conditions as well as minimum and maximum ice extent. The dataset includes seasonal summaries, annual Arctic ice atlases, 30-year ice atlases, and ice coverage records. Specific measures include average ice concentration, ice type, frequency of sea ice, old ice concentration, and freeze-up/break-up dates.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Ice Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Data product

    Monthly Temperature and Precipitation Delta Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Monthly Temperature and Precipitation Delta Maps were produced from an ensemble of 12 global climate models supplied by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. These delta (change) maps show the difference between current climate conditions and projected, future climate conditions. Two 30-year future periods (2021-2050 and 2051-2080) were used with the current period set to 1976-2005. Future data are available as gridded data.
    Organization:
    Prairie Climate Centre
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Data product

    MSC50 Wind and Wave Climate Hindcast (Opens in a new Window)

    The MSC50 Wind and Wave Climate Hindcast provides hourly wind and wave time series data from climate hindcast models. These hindcasts cover the Canadian Maritimes, North Atlantic basin, Northeast Pacific Ocean, and Arctic Ocean for the historical period 1954- 2015. Data are available in tabular and GIS formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Tool Additional resources

    Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    The Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool contains curated scholarly articles, datasets, state and federal resource reports, land management plans, and more. Each entry includes geographic information about the area of study, allowing users to draw a box on a map to narrow searches to information directly related to a specific region in Alaska, the Yukon, British Columbia, and Northwest Territories. This project is a collaboration among Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS), Alaska Climate Science Center, DataBasin, and Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
    Organization:
    Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Permafrost (Opens in a new Window)

    Canada-wide maps of permafrost contains datasets and maps across Canada. Historical data are available in grid and image format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Polar Data Catalogue (Opens in a new Window)

    Polar Data Catalogue is a searchable database that contains metadata and provides access to data and information produced by Arctic and Antarctic researchers. The Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) is one of Canada’s primary online sources for data and information about the Arctic and is Canada's National Antarctica Data Centre. Historical data are available for a variety of spatial types, including point and gridded.
    Organization:
    University of Waterloo
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Geography and Environmental Management
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product

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

    The Precipitation Change in Canada indicator measures the yearly and seasonal surface precipitation 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 precipitation values 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 Tool

    Regional Analysis Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's (PCIC) Regional Analysis Tool generates maps, plots and data describing projected future climate conditions for the Pacific and Yukon Region. Climate variables include temperature, precipitation, and humidity. It uses an ensemble of more than 15 Global Climate Models (GCM) and combinations of emissions scenarios provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Users can generate custom maps, plots and data projected to the 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Regional, national and international climate modeling (Opens in a new Window)

    Regional, national and international climate modeling contains a database of numerous climate variables for Canada and the USA. Historical and future periods are available as modelled point and gridded data. Data are available as 30-year averages (e.g. 1961/90; 1971/2000, etc.), historical month-by-month (from the late 1800s), and daily values (from the 1950s) all for a number of variables, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change scenarios, and climate models. Future time periods include all years to 2100 and 30-year means for 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2071-2100.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product Tool

    Seasonal forecasts (Opens in a new Window)

    Seasonal forecasts include probabilistic seasonal forecasts of temperature, precipitation, sea surface temperature, snow water equivalent, surface solar radiation, cloud fraction and specific humidity for Canada. Global forecasts of temperature and precipitation are also available. Gridded and projected data are produced by the Canadian seasonal prediction system.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped


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