CMIP5 (AR5): Introduction

This section provides climate scenarios from CMIP5 climate models whose results were used in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

Data are available for download at various temporal resolutions:

  • Time series: climate variables at daily, monthly, seasonal or annual scale;
  • Period averages: average values over 3 decades (for the baseline period, and future periods) at monthly, seasonal or annual scale.

All time series and period averages are available for the baseline period (i.e. 1961-1990) and three future time periods (i.e. 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2071-2100, also called 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s, respectively), if model data have been released. For more information, please see the technical notes.

Users requiring further information on the Environment and Climate Change Canada climate modelling program are invited to visit the Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis (CCCma) information page.

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