North American CORDEX Program

Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)


Welcome to the NA-CORDEX Web site!

The North American CORDEX (NA-CORDEX) Program is the North American branch of the International CORDEX Initiative, sponsored by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). CORDEX is providing global coordination of Regional Climate Downscaling for improved regional climate change adaptation and impact assessment.

NA-CORDEX has been set up to develop a program science plan, garner financial support for the program, and coordinate the regional climate modeling simulations, archiving of data, and development of guidance materials and specific products important to the user communities. It partakes of the general CORDEX Goals. The major aims of the CORDEX initiative are to provide a coordinated model evaluation framework, a climate projection framework, and an interface to the applicants of the climate simulations in climate change impact, adaptation, and mitigation studies (Giorgi et al., 2009).