RDPS model

RDPS model

Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS)

Issuing time:

Model Data is updated every 6 hours at 00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC. The data is available 90 minutes after issue time.

Time parameters:

48 hours forecasts issued twice a day, starting at 00Z and 12Z. 54 hours forecasts issued twice a day, starting at 06Z and 18Z.

Levels:

Fields on isobaric levels are available at 3-hourly forecast intervals. Surface fields are available at 1-hourly intervals.

Domain:

14.6001,-163.696 8.055,7-71.801 44.845,-74.038 42.976,149.182 At 15 kilometers.

Elements:

Variable Available Levels Units
Wind Speed Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb knots
Wind Direction Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb Degrees True North
Temperature Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb Celsius
Specific Humidity Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb Kg/Kg
Relative Humidity Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb percentage
Geopotential Height Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb DAM
Dew Point Depression Surface (eta level), 1000 mb, 925mb, 850 mb, 700 mb, & 500 mb Celsius
Dew Point Temperature Surface (eta level) Celsius
Sea Level Pressure Surface (eta level) mb
Surface Pressure Surface (eta level) mb
Quantity of precipitation Surface (eta level) m
Total Precipitation rate Surface (eta level) m/s
Cloud Cover Percentage
Rain precipitation Surface (eta level) m
Freezing rain precipitation Surface (eta level) m
Snow precipitation Surface (eta level) m

License:

The Conditions of use and need for attribution to Environment Canada for each data types are contained in the license text which you can access at the following:http://dd.weatheroffice.gc.ca/doc/LICENCE_GENERAL.txt