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The Pan and Parapan American Games are a regional international summer sporting event, staged every 4 years in the year prior to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2015 Games were awarded to Canada on November 6, 2009, by the Pan American Sports Organization. The XVII Pan American Games and the V Parapan American Games were held in Toronto, Canada, from July 10–26, 2015, and from August 7–15, 2015, respectively. Canada welcomed the 40 other countries/nations of the Americas to Toronto and the municipalities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in Ontario where the summer sports events of the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games were hosted.

Last Updated: Jul. 28, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF HTML XLS
Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Southern Ontario, Toronto, MSC, Meteorological Service of Canada, atmospheric monitoring
Federal

NAV CANADA (NC) provided Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) with automated minutely weather observations from six select AWOS stations (i.e. airport locations) in southern Ontario as an experimental, proof-of-concept program in support of the 2015 Games. The minutely data were at a higher temporal frequency than the hourly observations that are normally provided (sub-hourly weather specials, as required). The minutely data from these stations were considered raw and unofficial; observations can only be considered official after NC data processing and transmission to ECCC is in a specific format and fashion (as they are for hourly observations).

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Toronto, Environment Canada
Federal

The high spatial and temporal resolution network was comprised of new automated land- and marine-based weather stations, and additional experimental monitoring platforms. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) designed the Mesonet to monitor weather at the venues, while providing close tracking of southern Ontario lake breezes, which can be associated with severe weather initiation and high air pollutant concentrations. To track the lake breeze, existing land and marine monitoring capacity was identified and expanded to define the Mesonet. The Games hosted a number of open-water events in the inner harbour and south of the Toronto Islands, an area where the competition or logistics could be affected by thunderstorms, severe weather or heat stress.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF CSV XLS HTML
Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Lake Ontario, Great Lakes
Federal

The Pan and Parapan American Games are a regional international summer sporting event, staged every 4 years in the year prior to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2015 Games were awarded to Canada on November 6, 2009, by the Pan American Sports Organization. The XVII Pan American Games and the V Parapan American Games were held in Toronto, Canada, from July 10–26, 2015, and from August 7–15, 2015, respectively. Canada welcomed the 40 other countries/nations of the Americas to Toronto and the municipalities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in Ontario where the summer sports events of the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games were hosted.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 31, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Scientific research, TO2015, 2015 Games, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Southern Ontario, Toronto, MSC, Meteorological Service of Canada
Federal

Four ground-based radiometers (ultraviolet radiation instruments) were deployed in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in support of the Games. They reported minute-by-minute observations of the ultraviolet (UV) component of sun exposure as defined by the Global Solar UV Index (UVI). The ultraviolet index or UV Index is an international standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-producing UV radiation at a particular place and time. The readings from these sensors were used to inform the operational forecast program, particularly to provide data for validation of the UV index forecasts from the Environment and Climate Change Canada numerical modelling system.

Last Updated: Jul. 26, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF CSV XLS HTML
Keywords:  TO2015, 2015 Games, 2015, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Environment Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Federal

Mesoscale boundaries have an important influence on mesoscale weather. They can trigger, enhance or inhibit convections and severe weather. They are also indicators of shifts in wind speed and direction, temperature and relative humidity, and can affect air quality and heat indices. Around the Great Lakes, it has been observed that mesoscale boundaries are prevalent and can have complex interactions between each other.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 2, 2019
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: TXT FGDB/GDB HTML CSV XLS
Keywords:  Great Lakes, mesoscale boundary, database, geodatabase, lake and land breeze fronts, outflow boundaries, shapefiles, 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games, Weather
Federal

Three hybrid vehicles equipped with AMMOS units were deployed during the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as part of the high-resolution atmospheric monitoring network, the Mesonet, built by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in support of the Games. AMMOS vehicles travelled prescribed routes (often simultaneously) between the Lake Ontario shore in Toronto and suburban/rural areas to the north and west. These three mobile stations collected data in locations where fixed stations cannot, such as along roadways surrounded by large buildings in downtown Toronto known as “urban canyons.”

The AMMOS units collected temperature and humidity (aspirated), pressure, wind speed and direction, GPS location and vehicle speed, insolation, and black globe temperature at one-second intervals. The AMMOS vehicles also carried fine particulate air quality sensors, and one AMMOS vehicle carried a prototype AirSENCE air quality sampling system.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 8, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML TXT
Keywords:  Scientific research, TO2015, 2015 Games, Pan Am, Parapan Am, Southern Ontario, Toronto, MSC, Meteorological Service of Canada
Provincial

Locations of automated snow weather stations, active and inactive. Automated snow weather stations are components of the BC snow survey network.

Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 9, 2011
Organization: Government of British Columbia
Formats: KML WMS HTML
Keywords:  automated snow pillows, automated snow weather stations, climate related monitoring, cryosphere, hydrology, snow, snow survey, Government information
Federal

Ten 10-m ATMOS surface weather stations were deployed during the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as the foundation of the high-resolution atmospheric monitoring network, the Mesonet, built by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in support of the Games. The ATMOS stations collected 1.5-m temperature and humidity, pressure, 10-m wind speed and direction, insolation, black globe temperature, precipitation, and the difference in temperature between the top and bottom of the tower (local stability). Samples were made every 5 seconds and these were used to generate 1-min averages. Data then underwent thorough quality control.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 8, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML TXT
Keywords:  Scientific research, 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games, ATMOS
Federal

Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a set of two maps. The first map shows the location of weather stations. Stations are denoted as having 25 to 30 year records within the period 1931 to 1960. As well, whether the station collected temperature data, precipitation data or both temperature and precipitation data is indicated.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 8, 1972
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF JPG
Keywords:  meteorological data, meteorology, precipitation, temperature, weather
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