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Data and products of the High Resolution Deterministic Land Surface Prediction System (HRDLPS)

The High Resolution Deterministic Land Prediction System (HRDLPS) produces high-resolution medium-range forecasts of land surface, subsurface variables, and of near-surface atmospheric variables (1.5 m temperature and dewpoint, 10 m wind). HRDLPS is initialized with analysis and trial fields provided by the Canadian Land Data Assimilation System of the National Surface and River Prediction System (CaLDAS-NSRPS). The system is then driven with atmospheric forecasts provided by the HRDPS over the first two days of integration and by the GDPS over the next four days. Predictions are performed twice a day. The system runs on a grid with a 2.5 km horizontal spacing covering Canada and part of the USA.

Notes: HRDLPS is an experimental system; 10 m wind data is not yet available.


How to access the data

This experimental data is available on the MSC testing data repository DD-Alpha:

An overview and examples to access and use the Meteorological Service of Canada's open data is available.


The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use of this data.

MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy

The MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy determines what constitutes an acceptable use of MSC Open Data services and provides users best practices for optimal use.


To come.

Technical documentation


The chronology of changes to the High Resolution Deterministic Land Surface Prediction System (HRDLPS) is available here.