Datasets for Indices of Climate Extremes

View and download data


You can obtain ETCCDI indices data in various output formats and output types. Timeseries plots and raw data in ASCII format are available for in situ observations via the Station Viewer on this Web site. For gridded observations you can download map and timeseries plots for each index as well as data in ASCII or netCDF format using the Grid Viewer. The Grid Viewer allows you to access data for the whole globe or sub regions. (Links to Viewers are on the menu on your left.)

You can find information on each of the available datasets in Datasets descriptions.


The ETCCDI indices have been computed for a number of global climate models participating in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 3 (CMIP3) and Phase 5 (CMIP5), and for reanalyses. These data are available for download from an anonymous ftp server from Environment Canada ETCCDI indices archive.