The aim of this course is to introduce participants to ECMWF's basic computing services (the workstation system (ecgate) and the data storage/archive facility) and the Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System (MARS). MARS is the Centre's meteorological data archive.
The course is aimed at new users of ECMWF's computing services.
- System and hardware overview
- Submitting batch jobs
- Access from Member States
- Data storage/retrieval facilities
- Running jobs
- MARS (Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System)
- description of data available
- practical examples
- Simple usage of ecCodes to handle GRIB and BUFR data
- Interpolation of data
The practical sessions for all modules will involve using a UNIX interactive system. Participants of any module must know basic UNIX commands, including how to use an editor (e.g. vi, etc.). Knowledge of compilation of simple Fortran programs in a UNIX environment is a requirement as well as familiarity with ANSI Fortran 77 and 90.
All the lectures and practical activities will be in English.