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 Tool

    Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (CWFIS) contains daily fire weather, year-round fire behavior and hot spot maps throughout the forest fire season, generally between May and September. Multiple offerings are available including an interactive map, current conditions, fire danger, weather, fire weather, fire behaviour, fire M3 hotspots, and monthly and seasonal forecasts. Historical analyses including fire weather normals and fire behaviour normals are also available. Data are available as point and polygon data.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Forest Service
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Current and projected climate data for North America (CMIP5 scenarios) (Opens in a new Window)

    AdaptWest provides modelled climate projections generated using the ClimateNA software, downscaled from the Coupled Climate Model Comparison Phase 5 (CMIP5) database. Variables include mean and extreme estimates of temperature and precipitation, growing and cooling degree days, snowfall, evapotranspiration, and drought indices. Data are available from individual models or a 15-model ensemble at a 1km resolution for North America as well as individual states and provinces to a horizon year of 2050, available for download in grid or tabular formats.
    Organization:
    Conservation Biology Institute
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    CWFIS DataMart (Opens in a new Window)

    The Canadian Wildland Fire Information Service (CWFIS) DataMart contains observational fire history data. Datasets include the National Burned Area Composite (defined as the area of forest burned annually since 2004), National Fire Database fire polygon data (forest fire perimeters), National Fire Database fire point data (forest fire locations), the Large Fire Database fire point data (fires greater than 200 hectares between 1959 and 1999), and Alberta Smoke Plume Observations data (observations of 222 plumes collected between 2010 and 2015). Historical point and polygon data are available across Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Forest Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • 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
    Data product Tool Guidance

    Fire Mapping (Opens in a new Window)

    The Manitoba Fire Mapping Program provides an interactive map, as well as fire location maps formatted for viewing in Google Earth and as ESRI shapefiles. These operational map products are a compilation of data from various sources including the crews who suppress the fires, satellites, and hand rendered maps. The fire shapes and sizes may differ from the actual fire occurrence due to changing weather conditions and a variety of natural, electronic, and human factors beyond the control of Manitoba Conservation.
    Organization:
    Government of Manitoba
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product Guidance

    Fire Weather Index (Opens in a new Window)

    The Fire Weather Index (FWI) database provides calculated FWI values for regions in PEI. Currently, FWI ratings are available for three regions: Western, Central-Southeastern, and Northeastern. This site will be expanded in the future. Historical data are available as point and polygon data.
    Organization:
    Government of Prince Edward Island
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Communities, Land and Environment
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Flood Forecasting and Warning Program (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning Program provides information on current floods, including flood warnings, flood watches, and watershed conditions. Current flood statuses across Ontario are available as polygon data and categorized based on how the flood was issued (locally or provincially). Statements on current streamflow and forecasted precipitation are given for each MNRF Region.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    Flood Risk Mapping Studies/Public Information Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Change Flood Risk Maps are a tool for management and planning of flood plains and to minimize the impact of floods. Flood Risk Maps have been developed using climate change projections and are based on flood events associated with a return period of 20 and 100 years for various locations in Newfoundland and Labrador. As of June 2018, 10 climate change flood risk maps have been developed.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Water Resources Management Division
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Forest Fire Information Map (Opens in a new Window)

    The Forest Fire Information Map provides ratings of forest fire danger across Ontario, categorized as Low, Medium, High or Extreme, as well as a list of fires for the current year. For each fire, the size, start date, current status, and cause are viewable as part of the interactive map. Data are available in both polygon (fire danger) and point (current forest fires) formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    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


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