Climate modelling and analysis

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) is a section of the Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada. CCCma carries out research in modelling and analysis.


CCCma's modelling component involves:

  • developing computer models of the climate system to simulate global climate, regional climate, and climate change
  • attributing observed climate changes to specific causes
  • predicting seasonal and longer term climate variations

In order to undertake this research, CCCma has an ongoing model development program. Over the years, models of increasing sophistication have been developed, permitting the study of more complex climate questions. The models page gives a brief description of past and present models.

CCCma's analysis component involves:

  • analyzing past and predicted climate variations to gain a deeper understanding of the climate system
  • providing science–based quantitative information to the national and the international community, notably coordinated model experiments organized by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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