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Table 1 Selection of RCMs used in this study

From: Recent and projected future climatic suitability of North America for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus

Acronym Grid projection & Hor. resolution Forcing by global reanalysis Time windows GCM forcing/future scenarios Time windows
CRCM4.2.3 Polar-Stereographic with true resolution of 45 km at 60°N 180×172 points ERA-40 [41] 1981 to 2004 CGCM3.1 member 4 Historical 1971 to 2000
ERA-Interim [43] SRES A2 2011 to 2070
CRCM5* Rotated Pole latitude-longitude at resolution of 0.44° 172×160 points CanESM2 Historical: 1971 to 2005, RCP4.5/RCP8.5 2006 to 2070
RCP4.5
CanRCM4* Rotated Pole latitude-longitude at resolution of 0.44° 155×130 points 1989 to 2010 CanESM2
RCP4.5
RCP8.5
HIRHAM5* Latitude-longitude at resolution of 0.44° 130×155 points ECEARTH
RCP4.5
RCP8.5
RCA4-v1*  
RegCM3** Transverse Mercator at resolution of 50 km 170×110 points NCEP/DOE AMIP-II [44] 1981 to 2000 GFDL Historical 1970 to 1999
SRES A2 2040 to 2069
ECPC** Polar-Stereographic with true resolution of 50 km at 60°N 116×147 points
MM5I** Lambert Conformal at resolution of 50 km 123×99 points CCSM
WRF** Lambert Conformal at resolution of 50 km 134×109 points
  1. *Simulations obtained from the CORDEX project; **Simulations obtained from NARCCAP runs.