The data and information provided on CCDS (Canadian Climate Data and Scenarios/climate-scenarios.canada.ca) is for users considering climate-change related research, planning and adaptation. This includes individuals, researchers, agencies, or private sector users. Ultimately, the decision to use the information provided is at the user's discretion.
The CCDS provides this information under the assumption that it is reliable, however, errors (human or machine) are possible. CCDS therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, nor can CCDS be held responsible for these errors or any results based upon the information presented. Please visit the updates and errata page for a list of modifications to CCDS.
Global climate model (GCM) data:
The CCDS would like to acknowledge the efforts of international modelling centres or programs, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the PCMDI (Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison), World Climate Research Program (WCRP), and CMIP (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project - phase 3 and 5), for access to the international global climate model (GCM) data. Use of the GCM data presented should acknowledge the provision of this raw data and the added interpretation of this data via CCDS, thusly:
"GCM data is provided by international modelling groups to the CMIP3 and CMIP5 database (with support of the U.S. Department of Energy), with further analysis by Canadian Climate Data and Scenarios/climate-scenarios.canada.ca."