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See Brief request syntax to understand each keyword.

We have created some request examples. You can see the explanation and then a link to the ECMWF Public Dataset web interface.

When click to the "ECMWF Public Dataset web interface" link, the values will be pre-selected. To see the script you have to use "View MARS Request" button.

ERA-Interim Surface

  • 2m temperature(165.128), 10m u wind component(166.128), 10m v wind component(167.128).
  • July 2014
  • Time: 00,06,12,18 UTC
  • Step: 0

ECMWF Public Dataset web interface

#!/usr/bin/env python
from ecmwfapi import ECMWFDataServer
   
server = ECMWFDataServer()
   
server.retrieve({
    'stream'    : "oper",
    'levtype'   : "sfc",
    'param'     : "165.128/166.128/167.128",
    'dataset'   : "interim",
    'step'      : "0",
    'grid'      : "0.75/0.75",
    'time'      : "00/06/12/18",
    'date'      : "2014-07-01/to/2014-07-31",
    'type'      : "an",
    'class'     : "ei",
    'target'    : "interim_2014-07-01to2014-07-31_00061218.grib"
})

You can add 'format' : "netcdf" to request the data in NetCDF format instead of grib:

Same request NetCDF format
#!/usr/bin/env python
from ecmwfapi import ECMWFDataServer
   
server = ECMWFDataServer()
   
server.retrieve({
    'stream'    : "oper",
    'levtype'   : "sfc",
    'param'     : "165.128/166.128/167.128",
    'dataset'   : "interim",
    'step'      : "0",
    'grid'      : "0.75/0.75",
    'time'      : "00/06/12/18",
    'date'      : "2014-07-01/to/2014-07-31",
    'type'      : "an",
    'class'     : "ei",
    'format'    : "netcdf",
    'target'    : "interim_2014-07-01to2014-07-31_00061218.nc"
 })

ERA-Interim Monthly Means of Daily Means

  • 2m temperature.
  • May 2014 mean

ECMWF Public Dataset web interface

ERA-Interim Model Levels

  • 2m temperature(165.128), 10m u wind component(166.128), 10m v wind component(167.128).
  • June 2014
  • Time: 00,06,12,18 UTC
  • Step: 0
  • 60 model levels

ECMWF Public Dataset web interface

ERA-Interim Pressure Levels

  • Cloud cover, relative humidity, Specific cloud ice water content, temperature.
  • All the pressure levels.
  • March 2014

ECMWF Public Dataset web interface