Public, WMO and ACMAD Datasets

 Access to the data

ECMWF services for the WIS (WMOInformation 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

 

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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 conditionsThese products are available to ACMAD and its membersThese 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 nameLong nameUnitIDLevelStepsDomainAccess
MSL Mean sea level pressure Pa 151Surface0 to 240 by 24GPublic
GH Geopotential Height gpm 1565000 to 240 by 24GPublic
Temperature 1308500 to 240 by 24GPublic
U component of wind m s**-1 1318500 to 240 by 24GPublic
V component of wind m s**-1 1328500 to 240 by 24GPublic
Tropical Cyclones
Long nameFormatLevelStepsDomainAccess

Tropical Cyclone Trajectory (TC track including genesis)

BUFRsurface up to day 10GPublic

Based on ENS

ENS Mean and Standard Deviation
Short nameLong nameUnitIDLevelStepsDomainAccess
GH Geopotential Height gpm 1565000 to 240 by 24GPublic
Temperature 1308500 to 240 by 24GPublic
WSWind speedm s**-1 108500 to 240 by 24GPublic
MSL Mean sea level pressure Pa 151surface 0 to 240 by 24GPublic
Tropical Cyclones
Long nameFormatLevelStepsDomainAccess

Tropical Cyclone Trajectory (TC track including genesis)

BUFRsurface up to day 10GPublic

For all WMO Members (WMO ADDITIONAL)

Based on HRES

Short nameLong nameUnitIDLevelStepsDomainAccess
MWD Mean wave direction degrees 140230Surface 0 to 168 by 24GWMO Members
MWP Mean wave period 140232Surface 0 to 168 by 24GWMO Members
SWH Significant wave height of combined wind waves and swell140229Surface 0 to 168 by 24GWMO Members
Divergence s**-1 1557000 to 144 by 24TWMO Members
Relative humidity 157850/700 0 to 168 by 24GWMO Members
U component of wind m s**-1 131200/500/7000 to 168 by 24GWMO Members
V component of wind m s**-1 132200/500/7000 to 168 by 24GWMO Members
VO Vorticity (relative) s**-1 1387000 to 144 by 24TWMO Members

Based on ENS

Probabilities
Short nameLong nameUnitIDLevelStepsDomainAccess
TPG10Total 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, 120-144WMO Members
TPG20Total precipitation of at least 20 mm%131063>20 mm00-24, 12-36, 24-48, 36-60, 48-72, 60-84, 72-96, 84-108, 96-120, 108-132, 120-144GWMO Members
10FGG1510m 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, 120-144WMO Members
10FGG2510m wind gusts  of at least 25 m/s%131072>25 m/s00-24 ,12-36, 24-48, 36-60, 48-72, 60-84, 72-96, 84-108, 96-120, 108-132, 120-144GWMO Members
SWHG2Significant wave height of at least 2 m%131074>2 m12 to 144 by 12GWMO Members
SWHG4Significant wave height of at least 4 m%131075>4 m12 to 144 by 12GWMO Members
SWHG6Significant wave height of at least 6 m%131076>6 m12 to 144 by 12GWMO Members
SWHG8Significant wave height of at least 8 m%131077>8 m12 to 144 by 12WMO Members
ENSgrams
Name  Description  FormatDomainAccess
ENSgrams

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

Graphical onlyGWMO Members
Extreme Forecast Indices
Long nameFormatStepsDomainAccess
Extreme Forecast Indexes

Graphical only

0 to 144 by 12GWMO Members
Tropical Cyclones
Long nameFormatStepsDomainAccess

Tropical Cyclone Activity (including genesis)

Graphical onlyup to day 10GWMO Members
 Seasonal
Short nameLong nameUnitIDLevelStepsDomainAccess
SST Sea Surface Temperature 34Surface 1 to 6 monthGWMO Members

For ACMAD and its members

Based on HRES

Short nameLong name Unit ID Level Steps Domain Access
10U 10 metre U wind component m s-1 165Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
10V 10 metre V wind component m s-1 168Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
2T 2 metre temperature 167Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
MSL Mean sea level pressure  Pa  151Surface 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 140230Surface 0 to 168 by  6
24 hourly is part of the WMO Members products
ACMAD
MWP Mean wave period 140232Surface 0 to 168 by  6
24 hourly is part of the WMO Members products

G
 

ACMAD
SKT Skin temperature 235Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
SP Surface pressure Pa 34Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
ST Soil temperature 228139Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
SWH Significant wave height 140229Surface 0 to 168 by  6
24 hourly is part of the WMO Members products
ACMAD
TCWV Total column water vapour kg m**-2 137Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
TP Total precipitation 228Surface 0 to 168 by 6 ACMAD
Divergence s-1 155200/925 0 to 144 by 24 TA ACMAD
U component of wind m s-1 1319250 to 168 by 24 ACMAD
V component of wind m s-1 1329250 to 168 by 24 ACMAD

For SWFDP project participants

based on HRES

Long nameFormatDomainAccess
East AfricaGraphical onlyEASWFDP

South Africa

Graphical onlySASWFDP
South PacificGraphical onlySPSWFDP

based on ENS

Long nameFormatDomainAccess
East AfricaGraphical onlyEASWFDP

South Africa

Graphical onlySASWFDP
South PacificGraphical onlySPSWFDP

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