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

    Nova Scotia Flood Event Database (Opens in a new Window)

    The Nova Scotia Flood History database contains historical records of flood events in Nova Scotia from 1992 to February 1, 2015. Each record in the database represents a single news article from The Chronicle Herald. The database provides the best matched city where the flood event occurred, the date the story was published, a snippet from the article's full story, other places and the county referenced in the news article (if available), and a citation for the record. Historical flood events dating back to 1759 until 1987 are also projected onto an interactive map.
    Organization:
    Government of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, The Chronicle Herald
    Sub-organization:
    Institute for Big Data Analytics
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Nunavut Permafrost Databank (Opens in a new Window)

    The Nunavut Permafrost Databank contains permafrost information for Nunavut. Information includes permafrost temperature and depth data and best practices and guidelines for building on permafrost. A mapping tool displays permafrost information in specific geographic locations. Historical data are available as point and polygon data. Additionally, users could search and select between time periods and locations of interest.
    Organization:
    Government of Nunavut
    Sub-organization:
    Nunavut Climate Change Centre
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Oceanographic activities (Opens in a new Window)

    The Oceanographic Activities landing page contains links to multiple ocean monitoring programs, datasets, and portals including observations of tides, ocean currents, pH, salinity, temperature, ocean colour, and phytoplankton from various stations across Canada. Data are available for download in tabular, graphical, and other formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    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
    Tool

    Prévision hydrologiques et hydrauliques (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    Hydrological forecasts includes interactive maps of hydrological forecasts that assist with preparation and planning for flood events and respective interventions. Forecasts are simulated using meteorological and hydrometric data, and weather forecasts. Future data are available as point data.
    Organization:
    Government of Quebec
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Processed Daily Temperature and Precipitation (Opens in a new Window)

    Processed Daily Temperature and Precipitation contains quality checked and processed daily maximum and minimum temperature and total precipitation data for all viable Canadian stations that report these observations. Data processing includes inspection and adjustment using quality control procedures customized for gridding purposes and correction for different definition of climatological day at principal and ordinary climate stations. It is used by ANUSPLIN to produce daily grids and in other applications that involve interpolated data. Historical data are available in a gridded format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Provincial Groundwater Observation Well Network (Opens in a new Window)

    The British Columbia Provincial Groundwater Observation Well Network (PGOWN) is comprised of groundwater level and chemistry monitoring stations which are cooperatively operated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of Environment. There are around 190 monitoring stations distributed across BC. Data include historical and current groundwater level and chemistry. Data are available for download in tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    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
    Additional resources

    River Watch (Opens in a new Window)

    River Watch is the information hub by the Government of New Brunswick for residents to obtain information prior to, during, and post-flood event. Flow information and 2 and 5-day flood forecasts and snow surveys are placed for the public. A searchable historical flood database is also available to document flood events in New Brunswick from 1696 to present.
    Organization:
    Government of New Brunswick
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Tool


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