ClimateBC output data source

1. About ClimateBC

ClimateBC is a standalone MS Windows application. It extracts and downscales PRISM 1971-2000 monthly climate normal data (800 x 800 m) (recently generated at PCIC) and monthly solar radiation normal data (800 x 800 m) to scale-free point locations, and calculates seasonal and annual climate variables for specific locations based on latitude, longitude and elevation (optional). ClimateBC covers the British Columbia and some surrounding areas.

The program uses the scale-free data as baseline in combination with monthly anomaly data (Mitchell and Jones 2005) of individual years to calculate historical monthly, seasonal and annual climate variables for individual years and periods between 1901 and 2012. This program also downscales and integrates future climate datasets for 2020s (2010-2039), 2050s (2040-69) and 2080s (2070-2099) generated by IPCC AR5 General Circulation Models. The output of the program includes both directly calculated and derived climate variables. For more information about ClimateBC, please check at the ClimateBC website,

ClimateBC interface and coverage

2. Meta Data

3. How to refer

Wang, T., Hamann, A., Spittlehouse, D.L., Murdock, T., 2012. ClimateWNA - High-Resolution Spatial Climate Data for Western North America. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51: 16-29.

4. Data download

GCM-Scenario-Period Annual variables (23) Seasonal variables (56) Monthly variables (60) Monthly derived variables (108)
1961-1990 normals: Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
1981-2010 normals: Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
CanESM2_RCP45
2011-2040 (2025) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2041-2070 (2055) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2071-2100 (2085) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
CanESM2_RCP85
2011-2040 (2025) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2041-2070 (2055) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2071-2100 (2085) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
CCSM4_RCP45
2011-2040 (2025) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2041-2070 (2055) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2071-2100 (2085) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
CCSM4_RCP85
2011-2040 (2025) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2041-2070 (2055) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2071-2100 (2085) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
HadGEM2-ES_RCP45
2011-2040 (2025) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2041-2070 (2055) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2071-2100 (2085) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
HadGEM2-ES_RCP85
2011-2040 (2025) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2041-2070 (2055) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download
2071-2100 (2085) Click to download Click to download Click to download Click to download