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

    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 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 Additional resources

    Climate Data (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Data brings together a significant amount of climate data and tools that have been developed for Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes historical climate data, road weather information system data, Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves, temperature and precipitation projections, and flood alert system updates. Additional tools include flood risk mapping and coastal erosion monitoring. Future data are available as gridded data.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Climate Change Branch
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    Data product

    Current Alberta Weather Conditions Summary (Opens in a new Window)

    The Current Alberta Weather Conditions Summary contains an interactive display of precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind variables observed at various stations in Alberta in real time. This resource also contains forecasts of average weather variables for several days into the future. Variables include temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, frost, and length of season. Data is available graphically.
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Sub-organization:
    Alberta Climate Information Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Drifting buoys (Opens in a new Window)

    Drifting Buoys includes observations of sea surface temperature, air pressure, salinity, air temperature, wind, and position recorded by buoys deployed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Global Ocean Observing System. This dataset begins in 1978. Data can be downloaded as monthly files.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Marine Environmental Data Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    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
    Data product

    FTP Yukon Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Yukon Data directory provides access to a wide range of Yukon datasets. Observational data includes biological and biophysical data, culture and heritage information, elevation, environmental monitoring, forestry and geologic data, imagery, planning, and data from the natural resource sectors. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Government of Yukon
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product

    Ice Thickness Program Collection, 1947-2002 (Opens in a new Window)

    Ice Thickness Program Collection, 1947-2002, contains ice thickness and snow depth measurements for 195 sites across Canada. It includes two historical datasets of point data dated from 1947-2002 and 2002-2016. The record length varies from site to site and many sites had stopped recording by 2002 but measurements were reinitiated in the fall of 2002. Several sites are co-located with Environment and Climate Change Canada's weather and radiation stations.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Climate Research Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Data product Tool

    Mackenzie Data Stream (Opens in a new Window)

    Mackenzie DataStream is an open access platform for sharing and exploring water data in the Mackenzie River Basin. Data are currently collected by community monitors with the help of scientists and accredited laboratories, who look for dissolved metals, turbidity, temperature, chlorophyll-a, as well as oil and gas chemicals. An interactive map may be used to select stations and locations of interest. Data are available for download in graphical and tabular formats. Please note that this resource is not supported by all internet browsers.
    Organization:
    The Gordon Foundation
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • 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


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