Access to the data

ECMWF services for the WIS (WMO Information System)

ECMWF makes available some of its products via the WIS (more information on WMO website).   The main dissemination routes are the GTS (Global Telecommunication System), EUMETSAT's  EUMETCast service,  ECMWF's DCPC and the other GISCs.

 

The data can also be downloaded from an FTP server and visual products are also available.

File names are following the WMO standards
List of products that you can see is based on your credential
List of products that you can see is based on your credential

 

Other datasets available to the public

More datasets (Reanalysis, Atmospheric composition, ...)

A login is required for some of these services. To request access, WMO Members should ask their Permanent Representative to send an e-mail to:

The Director General ECMWF

DG@ecmwf.int

Products description

Publicly accessible (WMO Essential)

For all WMO Members (WMO Additional)

For ACMAD and its members

Severe weather forecast demonstration project (SWFDP) More datasets
These products are available to the public and their use is unrestricted (including commercial use) These products are aimed at NMHS of WMO and are accessible under the following conditions These products are available to ACMAD and its members These products are available to  participants in this project  Access to these datasets is provided free of charge. Terms and conditions may apply, please check with each individual dataset.

Graphical products only

  • Global Reanalyses
  • Observation Feedback
  • Multi-model
  • Atmospheric composition
  • Other
Retrieval

Parameters

Publicly accessible (WMO Essential)

Based on HRES

Short name Long name Unit ID Level Steps Domain Access
MSL  Mean sea level pressure  Pa  151 Surface 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
GH  Geopotential Height  gpm  156 500 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
Temperature  130 850 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
U component of wind  m s**-1  131 850 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
V component of wind  m s**-1  132 850 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
Tropical Cyclones
Long name Format Level Steps Domain Access

Tropical Cyclone Trajectory (TC track including genesis)

BUFR surface  up to day 10 G Public

Based on ENS

ENS Mean and Standard Deviation
Short name Long name Unit ID Level Steps Domain Access
GH  Geopotential Height  gpm  156 500 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
Temperature  130 850 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
WS Wind speed m s**-1  10 850 0 to 240 by 24 G Public
MSL  Mean sea level pressure  Pa  151 surface  0 to 240 by 24 G Public
Tropical Cyclones
Long name Format Level Steps Domain Access

Tropical Cyclone Trajectory (TC track including genesis)

BUFR surface  up to day 10 G Public

For all WMO Members (WMO ADDITIONAL)

Based on HRES

Short name Long name Unit ID Level Steps Domain Access
MWD  Mean wave direction  degrees  140230 Surface  0 to 168 by 24 G WMO Members
MWP  Mean wave period  140232 Surface  0 to 168 by 24 G WMO Members
SWH  Significant wave height of combined wind waves and swell 140229 Surface  0 to 168 by 24 G WMO Members
Divergence  s**-1  155 700 0 to 144 by 24 T WMO Members
Relative humidity  157 850/700  0 to 168 by 24 G WMO Members
U component of wind  m s**-1  131 200/500/700 0 to 168 by 24 G WMO Members
V component of wind  m s**-1  132 200/500/700 0 to 168 by 24 G WMO Members
VO  Vorticity (relative)  s**-1  138 700 0 to 144 by 24 T WMO Members

Based on ENS

Probabilities
Short name Long name Unit ID Level Steps Domain Access
TPG10 Total precipitation of at least 10 mm % 131062 >10 mm  00-24, 12-36, 24-48, 36-60, 48-72, 60-84, 72-96, 84-108, 96-120, 108-132, 120-144 WMO Members
TPG20 Total precipitation of at least 20 mm % 131063 >20 mm 00-24, 12-36, 24-48, 36-60, 48-72, 60-84, 72-96, 84-108, 96-120, 108-132, 120-144 G WMO Members
10FGG15 10m wind gusts  of at least 15 m/s % 131070 >15 m/s  00-24 ,12-36, 24-48, 36-60, 48-72, 60-84, 72-96, 84-108, 96-120, 108-132, 120-144 WMO Members
10FGG25 10m wind gusts  of at least 25 m/s % 131071 >25 m/s 00-24 ,12-36, 24-48, 36-60, 48-72, 60-84, 72-96, 84-108, 96-120, 108-132, 120-144 G WMO Members
SWHG2 Significant wave height of at least 2 m % 131074 >2 m 12 to 144 by 12 G WMO Members
SWHG4 Significant wave height of at least 4 m % 131075 >4 m 12 to 144 by 12 G WMO Members
SWHG6 Significant wave height of at least 6 m % 131076 >6 m 12 to 144 by 12 G WMO Members
SWHG8 Significant wave height of at least 8 m % 131077 >8 m 12 to 144 by 12 WMO Members
ENSgrams
Name   Description   Format Domain Access
ENSgrams

Site specific forecasts of near surface weather parameters up to 10 days

Graphical only G WMO Members
Extreme Forecast Indices
Long name Format Steps Domain Access
Extreme Forecast Indexes

Graphical only

0 to 144 by 12 G WMO Members
Tropical Cyclones
Long name Format Steps Domain Access

Tropical Cyclone Activity (including genesis)

Graphical only up to day 10 G WMO Members
 Seasonal
Short name Long name Unit ID Level Steps Domain Access
SST  Sea Surface Temperature  34 Surface  1 to 6 month G WMO Members

For ACMAD and its members

Based on HRES

Short name Long name  Unit  ID  Level  Steps  Domain  Access
10U  10 metre U wind component  m s-1  165 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
10V  10 metre V wind component  m s-1  168 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
2T  2 metre temperature  167 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
MSL  Mean sea level pressure   Pa   151 Surface  0 to 240 by 24 is part of  Publicly accessible products
6 hourly for the African Domain only 
G
A
ACMAD
MWD  Mean wave direction  degrees  140230 Surface  0 to 168 by  6
24 hourly is part of the WMO Members products
ACMAD
MWP  Mean wave period  140232 Surface  0 to 168 by  6
24 hourly is part of the WMO Members products

G
 

ACMAD
SKT  Skin temperature  235 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
SP  Surface pressure  Pa  34 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
ST  Soil temperature  228139 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
SWH  Significant wave height  140229 Surface  0 to 168 by  6
24 hourly is part of the WMO Members products
ACMAD
TCWV  Total column water vapour  kg m**-2  137 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
TP  Total precipitation  228 Surface  0 to 168 by 6  ACMAD
Divergence  s-1  155 200/925  0 to 144 by 24  TA  ACMAD
U component of wind  m s-1  131 925 0 to 168 by 24  ACMAD
V component of wind  m s-1  132 925 0 to 168 by 24  ACMAD

For SWFDP project participants

based on HRES

Long name Format Domain Access
East Africa Graphical only EA SWFDP

South Africa

Graphical only SA SWFDP
South Pacific Graphical only SP SWFDP

based on ENS

Long name Format Domain Access
East Africa Graphical only EA SWFDP

South Africa

Graphical only SA SWFDP
South Pacific Graphical only SP SWFDP

Legend

G = Global
T = Tropics between 35N and 35S
A = 90W to 90E, 90N to 90S
TA =Tropics between 35N and 35S and from 90W to 90E
SA = South Africa
SP = South Pacific
EA = East Africa