What is a domain?

A “domain” is a region for which the regional downscaling is taking place, for example the African “domain” covers the whole of the African continent.

CORDEX domains for model integrations

The document below presents the regions used for the CORDEX regional climate model integrations project and defines the RCM interior domain, i.e. the area left once the relaxation zone is excluded. This updated document now contains the details for the latest CORDEX domain, CORDEX South East Asia (SEA):

Download domain description (update 23/10/15)      

Domain criteria guidance

Domains receiving an official CORDEX designation must satisfy the criteria outlined in this ‘Criteria for Selecting and Updating CORDEX Domains’ document. Please send your applications for new and updated domains to the IPOC. They will then be passed to the CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT) for review and approval if the application satisfies all criteria.