PARC has been applying climate data in the Prairies to assist in risk management, adaptation planning, and advancing climate change and water resources research through targeted projects. By collecting tree-ring data from old growth stands (paleoclimate data) and refining climate models to smaller scales (regional climate models) to project future climatic conditions, we have reconstructed the streamflow of rivers, projected the future climate of ecozones, and explored potential climate extremes Prairie cities may face in the coming future. This page provides links to feature projects (below and shown in the map on the let), which highlight how we have applied our unique 1,000-year reconstruction of Prairie river flows through tree-ring sampling and our high-resolution climate modeling.

Regional Climate Models

PARC has derived climate projections for RCM data on a project-by-project basis, as the sponsors of PARC’s work (e.g., municipalities, private and crown corporations, and government agencies) recognize the value of climate model projections of higher-resolution than from other sources. In our Regional Climate Model Applications pages, we demonstrate the application and advantages of high-resolution climate projections for climate risk assessment and adaptation planning.

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Evaluation of the Effects of Climate Change on Forage and Livestock Production and Assessment of Adaptation Strategies on the Canadian Prairies

The Effects of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Herbicide Efficacy and Weed/Crop Competition

South Saskatchewan River Basin Project

Isi Wipan – Climate: Identifying the Impacts of Climate Change and Capacity for Adaptation in two Saskatchewan First Nations Communities

Regional Climate Models

PARC has derived climate projections for RCM data on a project-by-project basis, as the sponsors of PARC’s work (e.g., municipalities, private and crown corporations, and government agencies) recognize the value of climate model projections of higher-resolution than from other sources. In our Regional Climate Model Applications pages, we demonstrate the application and advantages of high-resolution climate projections for climate risk assessment and adaptation planning.

Read More

Evaluation of the Effects of Climate Change on Forage and Livestock Production and Assessment of Adaptation Strategies on the Canadian Prairies

The Effects of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Herbicide Efficacy and Weed/Crop Competition

South Saskatchewan River Basin Project

Isi Wipan – Climate: Identifying the Impacts of Climate Change and Capacity for Adaptation in two Saskatchewan First Nations Communities