Models

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis

CCCma has developed a number of climate models. These are used to study climate change and variability, and to understand the various processes which govern the climate system. They are also used to make quantitative projections of future long-term climate change (given various greenhouse gas and aerosol forcing scenarios), and increasingly to make initialized climate predictions on time scales ranging from seasons to decades. A brief description of these models and their corresponding references can be found by using the following links.


The CCCma also participates in several Climate Research Network model development projects. These have lead to the development of the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model (CMAM), the current Canadian Regional Climate Model (versions of the CRCM), and recently a new Canadian Regional Climate Model (CanRCM4).