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

    Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) Climate Model Datasets (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate model data from a number of climate models developed by the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) are available for download. Climate model output is available for the Fourth Generation Global Climate Model (CanESM2 / CGCM4 ), the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CanRCM4), and the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model (CMAM). Gridded historical simulations and future projections from these climate models are available for downloading.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    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
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Climate Indices (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Indices includes time series, seasonal, and annual data for a number of variables including sea & air temperature, salinity, runoff, flow, ice coverage, iceberg count, and North Atlantic Oscillation Index. Data are observed or observation-based, and are available in a variety of temporal resolutions and historical periods, depending on the variable of interest. Data are available in tabular and graphical formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    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
    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

    Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (Opens in a new Window)

    Scenarios Network for Arctic Planning (SNAP) produces downscaled, historical and projected climate data for sub-Arctic and Arctic regions of Alaska and Canada. Other project-specific data covers much larger regions. Users can search for datasets of interest using keywords and filter datasets based on relevance, name, and date last modified. Analysis tools are also available for Alaska wildfire, climate projections, climate histories, daily precipitation, extreme weather, historical sea ice, modelled sea ice coverage, and sea ice and wind interactions.
    Organization:
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Sub-organization:
    International Arctic Research Centre
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Data product

    Seasonal forecasts (Opens in a new Window)

    Seasonal forecasts include probabilistic and deterministic forecasts as well as past climate trends of temperature, precipitation, sea surface temperature, and snow cover across Canada. Climatological trends of temperature and precipitation are available for each season as well as annual periods over the historical period of 1981-2010. Forecasts for 3, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months into the future are offered. Data are available in mapped and tabular summary format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Tool

    SNAP Analysis Tools (Opens in a new Window)

    Scenarios Network for Arctic Planning (SNAP) contains a directory of analysis tools. These include tools addressing wildfires, climate projections, community temperature and precipitation charts, daily precipitation information, extreme weather, historical sea ice atlas, modeled sea ice coverage, and integrated Arctic management. Both historical and future data are available.
    Organization:
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Sub-organization:
    Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool


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