PDC Data Visualizations

Metadata Explorer

The metadata explorer is an interactive data visualization that is designed to facilitate metadata and data discovery. This tool includes a variety of search filters, map and table perspectives, and an export feature for easy acquisition and reuse of search results.


Surface Air Temperature

An interactive time series and Holt-Winters forecast based on 7,084 total records, from 9 observation stations, dating back as early as January 1929.


Vertical Air Profile

An interactive set of correlations between vertical air profile metrics for a single dataset for Eureka Nunavut.


CCIN Data Visualizations

Snow Water Equivalent

The SWE tool shows the depth of water (in mm) that would be produced if the snow melted. The coloured contours show variations in SWE derived from passive microwave satellite data.


Historical SWE

Interactive map of SWE data for the Canadian Prairies, presented in pentads (5-day periods) for years 1978-2007 and in weeks (7-day periods) for years 2010-2012. The coloured contours show variations in SWE derived from passive microwave satellite data.


Sea Ice Thickness

This tool can animate and graph ice thickness data after selecting the year and stations to be displayed. The data used has been collected under the Ice Thickness Program Collection from Environment and Climate Change Canada.


Lake Ice Cover

The interactive Lake Ice tool below shows freeze and thaw dates for a large selection of Canadian and US lakes from 2004 to the present.


Historical Lake Ice Cover

This tool shows freeze-up, break-up, ice thickness, and ice-on duration for a network of Canadian lake ice sites (red dots), 1822-1995.


Map Viewer Application

The Map Viewer visualization tool displays GIS, CTD and Mooring data available in the Polar Data Catalogue, on an interactive map where data points can be clicked to view data at that specific location.


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