Requests to CMIP6

In 2016-2017, the CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT) contacted almost all CMIP6 modelling groups individually, asking if the groups were interested in contributing to the CORDEX MIP. We would now like to remind you that CORDEX ( is a CMIP6 diagnostic MIP requesting specific output for regional climate downscaling.

The CORDEX MIP requests providing simulation output for downscaling boundary conditions from:

  • final 30 years of the pre-industrial simulation (CMIP DECK) – optional
  • one member from the historical simulation (CMIP6 Historical Simulation) for 1950-2014
  • one member from the SSP5-8.5 and SSP1-2.6 scenario simulations (ScenarioMIP) for 2015-2100

If modelling groups have sufficient resources, the CORDEX MIP would also welcome boundary conditions data from additional ensemble members under the historical and scenario experiments (e.g. SSP3-7.0 or SSP5-8.5/SSP1-2.6).


All variables requested by CORDEX for downscaling are now in the CMIP6 Data Request.



For any questions regarding this please contact

CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT)