Popular publications, studies, and reports from the National Climate Archive library are now available for download
as electronic files.
Principal Station Data (PSD): 1983 - A series of
publications for principal climate stations across Canada providing a summary of hourly weather observations, climate normals
Rainfall Frequency Atlas for Canada: 1985 - A
compilation of Canadian rainfall frequency maps, this publication has compiled data using extreme value analysis and other
statistical analyses from a total of 504 recording precipitation gauges with at least 7 years of record.
Climatic Atlas: 1988 - based on the 1951-1980
Climate Normals, the Climatic Atlas provides a series of over 400 national maps portraying Canada's climate within five
Volume 1 -
Temperature & Degree Days
Volume 2 -
Volume 3 (Part A
and Part B) -
Pressure, Humidity, Cloud, Visibility, and days with... Thunderstorms, Hail, Smoke/Haze, Fog, Freezing Precipitation,
Blowing Snow, Frost, Snow on the Ground
Volume 4 -
Bright Sunshine & Solar Radiation
Volume 5 - Wind
Wind Energy Resource Maps of Canada
(ARD report 92-003): 1992 - A publication containing maps and tables, the ARD report 92-003 provides information such
as wind energy frequency distributions, annual and monthly mean values, frequency and duration episodes, and low & high
wind energy potential for 144 Canadian locations.
The Environment Canada publication "The Climates of Canada"
by David Phillips provides a general description of the diversity of Canada's climates and explanations as to why such diversity exists.