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

    Air Quality Monitoring: Unverified Hourly Air Quality and Meteorological Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Unverified Air Quality Monitoring dataset contains unverified historical raw hourly air pollutant concentrations and meteorological data recorded at monitoring stations across BC. These datasets contain the latest month of raw hourly readings from air quality monitoring stations across BC up to the latest hour in Pacific Standard Time (PST). Data are available for download in tabular format. These data are not quality-assured.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product Tool Guidance

    Alberta Climate and Atlas Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Alberta Climate and Atlas Maps contains gridded and mapped displays of historically observed temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, drought, fire indices, radiation, wind, growing season length, frost, and an agroclimatic atlas. Data are presented as summaries across the monitoring period, which varies depending on the variable and location(s) of interest. Data is available graphically and as mapped products.
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Sub-organization:
    Alberta Climate Information Service
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Archive Automated Snow Weather Station Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Archived Automated Snow Weather Stations (ASWS) dataset includes historical hourly snow water equivalent, snow depth, air temperature, and precipitation for all ASWS stations in BC from 2011 to 2016, as well as historical daily maximum and minimum air temperature, precipitation, snow depth, and snow water equivalent for all stations in BC from date of installation to 2011. Data are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Archive Manual Snow Survey Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Archive Manual Snow Survey dataset contains the archived snow pack level manual observations from across British Columbia. Manual snow survey sites are actively surveyed as part of the BC Snow Survey program. Manual snow surveys are conducted up to eight times per year around the beginning of every month from January through June with extra measurements at mid-month in May and June. Other attributes in the dataset include: site number, survey period, elevation (m) and percent of normal. Data are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    BC Air Data Archive Website (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Air Data Archive provides access to historical data from ambient air quality and meteorological stations across BC, including Metro Vancouver's coverage of the lower mainland. Specific variables include pollutant concentrations, temperature, humidity, wind speed & direction, and atmospheric pressure. Data are available for download in graphical or tabular forms, and in 1, 3, 4, 6, 12, or 24 hour averages over daily, weekly, or monthly summary periods.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Change in Snow Depth and Snow Water Content in BC (1950-2014) (Opens in a new Window)

    The Change in Snow Depth and Snow Water Content dataset includes summaries of the change in snow depth and snow water equivalent, as well as statistical significance, from across BC for the historical period of 1950 to 2014. Data are available by station as well as by BC ecoprovince, available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Current and Historical Alberta Weather Station Data Viewer (Opens in a new Window)

    The Current and Historical Alberta Weather Station data Viewer is a tool which allows users to retrieve, display, graph and/or download observations from climate stations across Alberta. Variables available include precipitation, temperature, wind, soil moisture, soil temperature, Fire Weather Index, Climate Normals, and Almanac values. Single or multiple stations may be selected from an interactive map, and users may specify the time period of interest. Data is available for download in tabular and graphical formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Sub-organization:
    Alberta Climate Information Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Tool

    GeoWeb Water Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    The GeoWeb Water Portal interactive map displays historical and current water quantity, quality, and climate data for stations across BC for the period of 1886 to 2018. Specific measures include temperature, precipitation, snow depth, water quality, depth to groundwater, and others. Data are available in graphical format for each monitoring station.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    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

    Snow Survey Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The Snow Survey Data dataset contains historical snow survey records from manual and electronic monitoring sites across BC. These data play a major role in flood forecasting and determining snow pack, water levels and stream flow conditions. Records may be searched using an interactive map and data are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped


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