Regional Deterministic Reforecast System (RDRS) from 2010-2015

The Regional Deterministic Reforecast System (RDRS) data was provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadian Meteorological Center. Five years of data have been provided at an hourly timestep covering North America and parts of Central America Variables include: precipitation rate, air temperature, incoming shortwave radiation, incoming long wave radiation, longwave radiation, atmospheric pressure, specific humidity, wind components (along grid X/Y), corrected wind component (along W-E/S-N direct.), wind speed, and wind direction. More details about this dataset can be found at The data is limited to a rotated latitude-longitude uniform grid with about 15 km horizontal resolution that covers whole North America and the Arctic Ocean.

The region of interest (Great Lakes) was cropped. All files of the RDRS dataset were merged to one single file which contains the study domain and all hourly timesteps of the 5 years, i.e. 2010-01-01 12:00 to 2015-01-01 12:00 NetCDF. Researchers interested in this data can email Juliane Mai (University of Waterloo;

Metadata Access
Creator Tolson, Bryan; Mai, Juliane; Abrahamowicz, Maria; Awoye, Hervé; Dimitrijevic, Milena; Durnford, Dorothy; FitzGerald, Katelyn; Fry, Lauren; Gaborit , Étienne; Gasset, Nicolas; Gharari, Shervan; Gronewold, Drew; Haghnegahdar, Amin; Hamlet, Alan; Hunter, Tim; Jenkinson, Wayne; Lan Shin, Young; Mason, Lacey; Ni, Xiaojing; Pietroniro, Al; Princz, Daniel; Razavi, Saman; Read, Laura; Sampson, Kevin; Seglenieks, Frank; Shen, Hongren; Smith, Joeseph; Stadnyk, Tricia; Yongping, Yan
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact gwf-uw(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-85.864W, 41.382S, -77.447E, 45.386N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2014-12-30T00:00:00Z