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In case you missed it: Humidex Projections now available!
Humidex is important for understanding how summer weather can impact human health by combining the effects of temperature and humidity on the human body. Until very recently, projections of Humidex were not widely available. Thankfully, this is no longer the case!
Read more and access the data…
New and Noteworthy: Custom Humidex Analysis
In support of the recently published Humidex projections data, ClimateData.ca’s Analysis page now allows users to compute custom Humidex thresholds. For example, you can compute the number of days per year with a Humidex value above 42°C.
Try it out…
New and Noteworthy: Designing Future-Ready Buildings
New and Noteworthy: Improved Interactive Learning Zone Articles
Significant improvements were made to three interactive articles in the Learning Zone, which provide a more engaging way to introduce new audiences to climate data concepts that can be hard to grasp. Check them out today and let us know what you think!
Stay tuned for more updates over the coming weeks.
Bringing Climate Data to Your Neighbourhood: Tools for Local-Level Adaptation
Sepehr Khosravi, CLIMAtlantic’s Climate Services Specialist for Newfoundland, reflects on regional climate workshops and how to use climate data as a tool for local-level action, in the latest Climate Data in Action blog post.
CLIMAtlantic is collaborating with ClimateData.ca for a series of “Climate Data in Action” blog posts! Stay tuned for the next one from Climate Services Specialist for PEI, Stephanie Arnold, and our Adaptation Research Support Officer, Lian Vroege.
Read Sepehr’s blog post here.
Updates from the regional partners
Climatedata.ca is a collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM), Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), and HabitatSeven.
Below are some noteworthy updates from our partners.
The Design Value Explorer
Calling all building sector professionals! PCIC invites you to watch a recording of a recent training session on the Design Value Explorer (DVE).
The DVE provides revised climatic design data relevant to the National Building Code of Canada and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. The tool provides building professionals with historical and future-projected design values for all of Canada that incorporate projected changes in climate.
Watch the recording…
The answer is 4 – all of the above. Climate change influences the factors that contribute to wildfire frequency and intensity. Warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns have the potential to lengthen the fire season, lead to drier, more flammable fuel, and increase the risk of storms capable of producing lightning. You can read more about climate change, extreme heat, and wildfires in a report published by the Prairie Climate Centre, one of the partner organizations behind the ClimateData.ca project.
Coming up on ClimateData.ca, Environment and Climate Change Canada is currently developing future fire weather index projections for the 21st century, a key component of wildfire danger. Once available, this information will help inform long-term wildfire preparedness, response, and management.
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