Time Ranges

Although the different NA-CORDEX simulations cover generally the same time periods (1980-2014 for ERA-Interim, 1950-2005 for historical, and 2006-2100 for future simulations), the exact start and end dates vary depending on a variety of factors, including the limits of the driving boundary conditions, the format of the inputs, and how the model handles missing inputs.

The following table lists the first and last timesteps for each simulation in the archive.

ScenarioDriverRCMGridFirst TimestepLast Timestep
evalERA-IntCanRCM4NAM-221989-01-01 12:00:002009-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntCanRCM4NAM-441989-01-01 12:00:002009-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntCRCM5-OURNAM-221979-01-01 12:00:002014-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntCRCM5-UQAMNAM-111979-01-01 12:00:002014-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntCRCM5-UQAMNAM-221979-01-01 12:00:002014-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntCRCM5-UQAMNAM-441979-01-01 12:00:002012-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntHIRHAM5NAM-441989-01-01 12:00:002011-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntRCA4NAM-441980-01-01 12:00:002012-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntRegCM4NAM-221979-01-01 12:00:002014-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntRegCM4NAM-441979-01-01 12:00:002014-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntWRFNAM-221980-01-01 12:00:002010-12-31 12:00:00
evalERA-IntWRFNAM-441979-01-01 12:00:002015-12-31 12:00:00
histCanESM2CanRCM4NAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histCanESM2CanRCM4NAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histCanESM2CRCM5-OURNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histCanESM2CRCM5-UQAMNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histCanESM2CRCM5-UQAMNAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histCanESM2RCA4NAM-441951-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histCNRM-CM5CRCM5-OURNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histEC-EARTHHIRHAM5NAM-441951-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histEC-EARTHRCA4NAM-441951-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGEMatm-CanCRCM5-UQAMNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGEMatm-CanCRCM5-UQAMNAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGEMatm-MPICRCM5-UQAMNAM-221949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGEMatm-MPICRCM5-UQAMNAM-441949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGFDL-ESM2MCRCM5-OURNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGFDL-ESM2MRegCM4NAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGFDL-ESM2MRegCM4NAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGFDL-ESM2MWRFNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histGFDL-ESM2MWRFNAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histHadGEM2-ESRegCM4NAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-30 12:00:00
histHadGEM2-ESRegCM4NAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-30 12:00:00
histHadGEM2-ESWRFNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histHadGEM2-ESWRFNAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-OURNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-221949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-441949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRRegCM4NAM-221949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRRegCM4NAM-441949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRWRFNAM-221950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-LRWRFNAM-441950-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-MRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-221949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
histMPI-ESM-MRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-441949-01-01 12:00:002005-12-31 12:00:00
rcp26EC-EARTHRCA4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp45CanESM2CanRCM4NAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp45CanESM2CanRCM4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp45CanESM2CRCM5-OURNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp45CanESM2CRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp45CanESM2RCA4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp45EC-EARTHHIRHAM5NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp45EC-EARTHRCA4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp45GFDL-ESM2MCRCM5-OURNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp45MPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85CanESM2CanRCM4NAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85CanESM2CanRCM4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85CanESM2CRCM5-OURNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85CanESM2CRCM5-UQAMNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85CanESM2CRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85CanESM2RCA4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85CNRM-CM5CRCM5-OURNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85EC-EARTHHIRHAM5NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85EC-EARTHRCA4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85GEMatm-CanCRCM5-UQAMNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85GEMatm-CanCRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85GEMatm-MPICRCM5-UQAMNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85GEMatm-MPICRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85GFDL-ESM2MCRCM5-OURNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85GFDL-ESM2MRegCM4NAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85GFDL-ESM2MRegCM4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85GFDL-ESM2MWRFNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85GFDL-ESM2MWRFNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85HadGEM2-ESRegCM4NAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002099-11-30 12:00:00
rcp85HadGEM2-ESRegCM4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002099-11-30 12:00:00
rcp85HadGEM2-ESWRFNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 10:30:00
rcp85HadGEM2-ESWRFNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 10:30:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-OURNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRRegCM4NAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRRegCM4NAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002099-12-31 12:00:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRWRFNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 10:30:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-LRWRFNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-31 10:30:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-MRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-222006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00
rcp85MPI-ESM-MRCRCM5-UQAMNAM-442006-01-01 12:00:002100-12-30 12:00:00

Note 1: The HadGEM2-ES GCM uses a 360-day calendar. The 360-day calendar has 12 months of 30 days each, so Dec. 31 is not a valid date under that calendar, while Feb. 30 is. The WRF simulations driven by HadGEM use an interpolation procedure to fill in the missing days, but the RegCM4 simulations preserve the 360-day calendar.

Note 2: A few simulations end at 10:30 instead of 12:00. In these cases, the sub-daily simulation data was missing a single timestep at the end, and stopped at 21:00 instead of 24:00, and the time coordinate is placed at the midpoint of the time interval. 10:30 is the midpoint of 00:00 to 21:00.

Note 3: Be cautious about data from the first few years of the historical GCM-driven simulations. RCMs take some time to reach a state of dynamic equilibrium, and depending on how the modeling group handled this "spin-up" period, these years may still have imbalances due to initial conditions.