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Gridded national historical/future downscaled climate model data


This downscaled climate model data is based on Global Climate Model (GCM) projections from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 and the NRCanMet historical daily gridded climate dataset for Canada.​​ Statistical properties and spatial patterns of the downscaled scenarios are based on gridded observational data. For the historical 1950-2005 period, which was used to calibrate the downscaling models, statistical properties of the downscaled outputs will, by design, tend to match those of the gridded observational dataset. The day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, etc. sequencing of values, however, will not correspond to observations.

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Primary Developer:
1950 to 2100

Spatial Resolution:
1/12° (~10 km)

Temporal Resolution:

Spatial Extent:
Climate Parameters:
  • maximum temperature
  • minimum temperature
  • total precipitation

Approximate Dataset Volume/Primary Format:
10 TB/netCDF*
(*data available in subsets of full volume) GB=gigabyte TB=terabyte


This data is also provided or used in other venues, for example served via the Canadian Climate Atlas (, integrated into the IDF-CC tool (, and via the Canadian Center for Climate Services (


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