|Canadian Centre for Climate Services
||The Canadian Centre for Climate Services is setting up centres across the country, except in BC and Quebec. This is due to major regional climate modelling centres already existing in both provinces – Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and Ouranos. They are considered the Centre’s two major partners. The Canadian Centre for Climate Services is using Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium’s data for BC.
||Climatedata.ca is a collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, the Prairie Climate Centre, and HabitatSeven.
|The Government of British Columbia
||DataBC provides easy access to a wide range of data, applications, and geographic services. DataBC's range of data includes climate data.
|Columbia Basin Climate Source
||The Columbia Basin Trust together with Selkirk College developed a website exploring climate change in the Columbia Basin (East and West Kootenays). The website is interactive and provides forecasted climate parameters over 80 years in various communities in the basin based on high or low global emissions.
|Environment and Climate Change Canada
||Climate Data and Scenarios Website and Report
The Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada has released a new update for the Canadian Climate Data and Scenarios (CCDS) website. CCDS provides access to “CMIP5” multi-model ensemble climate projections used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment, while maintaining access to output from earlier assessments for continuity and comparison.
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
The Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis has developed a number of climate models driven by scenarios from the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports. Data from these climate models is available for downloading.
Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure: An Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Climatic Design Data in Canada
This report provides an assessment of how climatic design data relevant to users of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC 2015, Table C-2) and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC/CSA S6 2014, Annex A3.1) might change as the climate continues to warm. Design decisions should always be made following the appropriate codes and standards. It is important to note that it remains the responsibility of the users of these climatic data to determine whether it is suitable for their particular purpose.
Temperature and Precipitation Probabilistic Forecasts
The Canadian seasonal prediction system is a long-term prediction system which aims to forecast the evolution of global climate conditions.
||Climate Projections for Metro Vancouver
Temperatures in Metro Vancouver are warming. Global climate models project an average increase of about 3°C in our region by the 2050s. Metro Vancouver’s ability to adapt to climate change requires specific information on how changes in temperature and precipitation will play out locally, how expected changes may vary throughout the seasons, and about new climate extremes. Work has been completed by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium to understand the details of how our climate may change by the 2050s and 2080s.
|Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's Climate Explorer (PCEX) is a tool for locating, visualizing, and downloading data describing projected future climate conditions for regions of interest within the Pacific and Yukon Region. PCEX uses global climate model output from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5), BCCAQv2 10-kilometre resolution downscaled data, and the CLIMDEX indices of climate extremes, with a daily time resolution. PCEX provides visualizations in the form of maps and graphs.
Gridded Hydrologic Model Output
The Gridded Hydrologic Model Output page provides gridded projections of hydrologic states and fluxes, and historical data for watersheds in BC. The simulations are generated using statistically downscaled global climate model (GCM) projections driven by emissions scenarios from the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES).
The Plan2Adapt Tool generates maps, plots, and data describing projected future climate conditions for regions throughout BC. This tool uses an ensemble of 15 Global Climate Models (GCMs) driven by A2 and B1 emission scenarios from the IPCC Special Report of Emission Scenarios (SRES).
Regional Analysis Tool
The Regional Analysis Tool generates maps and plots data describing projected future climate conditions for the Pacific and Yukon Region. It uses an ensemble of more than 15 Global Climate Models (GCMs) and emission scenarios from the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES).
Station Hydrologic Model Output
The Station Hydrologic Model Output page provides simulated streamflow data and historical data for watersheds in BC. The simulations are generated using statistically downscaled global climate model (GCM) projections driven by emissions scenarios from the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES).
Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios
The Statistically downscaled daily Canada-wide climate scenarios are for the simulated period of 1950–2100. Users can select and download scenarios for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), however expertise in GIS is required to process the output data.
|University of British Columbia, Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics
||ClimateBC allows the user to access and map historical data and future climate datasets from 15 Global Circulation Models (GCMs) driven by representative concentration pathways (RCPs) from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
|University of Western Ontario
||IDF CC Tool
This tool produces historical IDF curves and IDF curves under climate change using global climate models (GCMs) driven by representative concentration pathways from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. There are some uncertainties associated with projecting sub-daily precipitation intensities in the current version of this tool that professionals should research and consider when applying it to their projects.