Climate Scenarios for the Northwest Territories

From Aklavik to Yellowknife, how might climate shift over decades—or even centuries?

See climate projections—including very long-term extrapolations—for 47 communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

You can look at each of five different climate models or a model average, choosing only selected months if you wish. For example, you can chart projected precipitation in May and June for Fort McPherson, years 2000–2300, using a five-model average.

The tool also explains how different levels of greenhouse gas emissions create the various paths to future climates known as RCPs and ECPs.

Graph downloads available.

Ram Plateau, northwest territories, Canada
Ram Plateau, Nahanni National Park and Preserve, NWT, Canada.

Tool Details

User Groups:

  • Academic Researchers
  • Decision Makers

Created by:

  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)


  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Funded by:

  • Government of the Northwest Territories