ClimateBC_Map – a web tool for visualization and access to climate data and ecosystem projections

With growing concerns about climate change and its impacts on our ecosystems, climate data and climate change related information are in a fast pace of expansion. However, it is still not easy to obtain such information when it comes to a specific location, where practical applications are relevant for climate change adaptation. We have developed a web tool that allows users to visualize climate data and impacts of climate change on BC ecosystem climate niches on Google Maps through a browser. It has the following features:

  1. Clicking on the Google Map to obtain a large number of climate variables for a specific location for historical years and future periods;
  2. Visualize climate data, BC Biogeoclimatic ecosystem classifications (BEC) and tree species ranges and their future projections on the Google Map;
  3. Download data files to your computer.