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Data and products of the Regional Deterministic Prediction System

The Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS) performs physical calculations to produce deterministic forecasts of elements of the atmosphere from the present day to 48 hours in the future. Elements of the atmosphere include temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction, and humidity. This product contains the raw numerical results of these calculations. Geographic coverage includes Canada and the United States. The horizontal spatial resolution of the data is 10 km. Data is available for 80 vertical levels. Forecasts are performed four times a day.

Access

How to access the data

These data are available on the data server services MSC Datamart and the web services MSC GeoMet respectively :

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

Licence

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

Metadata

The metadata of the Regional Deterministic Prediction System are available on the Open Government Portal.

Products

List and links to the products available for this dataset :

Forecast maps

Aerological analysis maps

Aviation products

Astronomy products

Technical documentation

Change log

The chronology of changes to the Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS) is available here.