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

    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 Tool Guidance

    Arctic Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    The Arctic Portal is a comprehensive gateway to Arctic information and data on the internet, increasing information sharing and co-operation among Arctic stakeholders and granting exposure to Arctic related information and data. The interactive map allows user to select and view specific layers of climate variables, including boreholes, permafrost classification, permafrost extent, details on the active layer, sea ice extent, and historical climate. Additionally, static maps of sea ice, flora and fauna are available for download.
    Organization:
    Arctic Council
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Additional resources

    ArcticNet (Opens in a new Window)

    ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies, and the private sector. Current and past research projects can be viewed.
    Organization:
    ArcticNet
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    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

    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 Tool

    CoCoRaHS Precipitation Map (Opens in a new Window)

    Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Mapping Canada is an interactive map that links to historical observations of precipitation, snow fall, snow fall water equivalent, snow depth, and snow depth water equivalent at various stations across North America. Users can use the interactive map to select individual station reports and data. Data is available in mapped and tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    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
    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 Tool

    Gridded Hydrologic Model Output (Opens in a new Window)

    The Gridded Hydrologic Model Output page provides access to gridded, 1/16-degree (roughly 35 km2) hydrologic projections for four watersheds in British Columbia. Users can select locations of interest on a gridded map. Hydrological variables including precipitation, flow, evapotranspiration, and runoff are available for download under various climate scenarios in NetCDF, ASCII, and Arc formats.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool


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