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Climate Related Monitoring Program (CRMP), BC Ministry of Environment
British Columbia’s Climate Related Monitoring Program is a collaborative project involving the Ministries of Environment, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resource Operations, Forests and Agriculture, BC Hydro, Rio Tinto Alcan and PCIC. This project makes long-term meteorological observations available for professional users, through PCIC. CRMP provides information about each of the meteorological networks and the data available, including sampling, methods used and quality assurance.
ClmateWNA Program, University of British Columbia
ClimateWNA is a program of the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics. ClimateWNA downscales a variety of data, including monthly PRISM data the output of global climate models for both historical simulations and future climate projections. ClimateWNA provides access to these data sets through a standalone desktop application and a web tool.
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is a knowledge network that supports solutions-oriented research, relative to BC, develops educational tools and outreach activities to inform diverse audiences about climate change and makes concrete recommendations to BC policy makes and climate stakeholders. PICS offers educational tools and a large number of publications on the science of climate change, climate solutions and the policy and economics of climate change.
PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University
Oregon State University’s PRISM Climate Group develop spatial climate datasets, which include precipitation, vapour pressure and temperature variables, using weather station observations and detailed methods that incorporate knowledge of the region, including expert assessments. The PRISM Climate Group offers datasets, as well as more information about how the PRISM datasets are formed and the development of the PRISM model.
The CLIMDEX project produces and provides datasets of climate extremes, using a suite of 27 climate extremes indices that were formulated by the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices.CLIMDEX provides climate researchers with easy access to datasets, detailed information about their construction, software, trend maps, time series and uncertainty estimates.
Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices
The joint CCI/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices develops a number of tools for National Meteorological and Hydrological Service providers, including software toolkits, documentation and other materials to guide users in both the use and calculation of climate indices, as well as guide users in data homogenization, improvement of global coverage and the assessment of climate indices.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a scientific body open to all member countries of the UN and WMO. It provides comprehensive scientific assessments of the scientific community’s understanding of climate change and the effects of the changing climate, on both human societies and natural systems. It also examines our ability to mitigate climate change. The IPCC provides a variety of summary and assessment reports, from literature reviews to high-level overviews.
North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program
The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) is an international effort that produces high-resolution regional climate model simulations of North America’s climate, for regional analysis and impacts studies. NARCCAP’s output includes both simulations of the historical period and future projections. NARCCAP provides access to regional simulated climate output from a large number of global climate model-regional climate model pairs.