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  • Posted: June 7, 2019

    PCIC is pleased to announce the release of its next Science Brief. This Science Brief discusses a paper in the journal Atmosphere Ocean, in which Vincent et al. (2018) use daily weather station data from across Canada to compute 35 temperature and precipitation indices over the 1948-2016 period for all of Canada, and over the 1900-2016 period for locations in southern Canada.

  • Posted: April 30, 2019

    One of the first reports that PCIC co-produced with regional stakeholders has recently been featured in the media.

  • Posted: April 8, 2019

    PCIC is pleased to announce the release of the latest PCIC Update. The March edition of our newsletter opens with recent research on coupling a water temperature model to the VIC-GL hydrologic model to simulate Fraser River water temperatures.

  • Posted: April 1, 2019

    The Government of Canada released a new report today that details how Canada’s climate has changed in the recent past, how it is likely to change in the future, and how these changes fit within the global context of anthropogenic climate change.

  • Posted: March 22, 2019

    On Feburary 7th, 2019, PCIC released a new version (2.6.0) of our PCIC Data Portal (the “pdp”), that replaced our original set of statistically downscaled climate scenarios (BCCAQ) with an updated methodology (BCCAQv2).

  • Posted: March 22, 2019

    PCIC is pleased to announce the release of its new PCIC Climate Explorer tool, PCEX. The new tool provides access to high-resolution downscaled global climate model projections run under three different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.

  • Posted: February 26, 2019

    PCIC is pleased to announce the release of its most recent Science Brief. This Science Brief covers a paper in Atmosphere-Ocean by Fortin et al. (2018) in which the authors examine the Canadian Precipitation Analysis (CaPA). CaPA is a near real-time precipitation product covering all of North America, which is produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

  • Posted: February 14, 2019

    A new collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Climate Services and PCIC has attracted media attention, following its announcement on February 12th by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.

  • Posted: January 9, 2019

    Recently published research by scientists at PCIC and Environment Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on British Columbia's 2017 wildfire season has been featured on CBC News and in the Times Colonist. Though immediately surpassed by the 2018 wildfire season, 2017 saw wildfires burn a record 12,000 square kilometres in BC, an area a little larger than a third of Vancouver Island.

  • Posted: November 14, 2018

    PCIC and its director, Dr. Francis Zwiers, were recently featured in a short video by the University of Victoria that highlights Dr. Zwiers's research and participation in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and PCIC's role in conducting scientific research to help mitigate the risks that climate change poses to BC.