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NWP-Euro: Met Office European Atmospheric High Resolution Model data

Update Frequency: Daily
Latest Data Update: 2022-01-12
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-05-24
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 1.66M Files | 84TB


This dataset contains model data from the Met Office Unified Model (UM) operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) European high resolution model. This is a regional downscaled configuration of the Unified Model, covering a European domain, with hourly forecast data covering the period T+1 to T+54 hours. With a resolution of approximately 0.04 degrees it is able to produce selected hourly data covering the first 48 hours at surface level and at standard pressure levels four times a day. The model’s initial state is kept close to the real atmosphere by starting from a downscaled global starting condition.

This archive currently holds data from April 2016 onwards but data will be back populated for earlier years.

Citable as:  Met Office (2016): NWP-Euro: Met Office European Atmospheric High Resolution Model data. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: NWP, Met Office, UM, unified model, Europe, atmospheric, model


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

New data repository of the UK Met Office wholesale NWP data at CEDA.
Following data transfer issues between the Met Office and the BADC, the Met Office NWP data updates were suspended on 18th January 2012. A new data transfer route was established and at the same time, CEDA-BADC decided to revamp the entire NWP archive and created a new NWP archive. This new archive is essentially a mirror of a subset of the NWP archive at the Met Office (as extracted from the Met Office Archive Storage System (MASS)).

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation
File Format:
Data are GRIB formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Met Office operational unified model (UM) deployed on Met Office supercomputer (Exeter)


This computation involved: Met Office operational unified model (UM) deployed on Met Office supercomputer (Exeter).

Input Description


Output Description


Software Reference


  • units: %
  • standard_name: convective_cloud_area_fraction
  • long_name: Convective cloud cover
  • names: convective_cloud_area_fraction, Convective cloud cover
  • long_name: Convective snow
  • units: kg m**-2
  • names: Convective snow
  • long_name: Dew point temperature
  • units: K
  • names: Dew point temperature
  • units: gpm
  • long_name: Geopotential Height
  • standard_name: geopotential_height
  • names: geopotential_height, Geopotential Height
  • units: %
  • long_name: High cloud cover
  • names: High cloud cover
  • units: m
  • long_name: ICAO Standard Atmosphere reference height
  • names: ICAO Standard Atmosphere reference height
  • long_name: Land-sea mask
  • standard_name: land_binary_mask
  • units: (0 - 1)
  • names: land_binary_mask, Land-sea mask
  • long_name: Large scale snow
  • units: kg m**-2
  • names: Large scale snow
  • units: %
  • long_name: Low cloud cover
  • names: Low cloud cover
  • long_name: Maximum temperature
  • units: K
  • names: Maximum temperature
  • units: Pa
  • long_name: Mean sea level pressure
  • names: Mean sea level pressure
  • long_name: Medium cloud cover
  • units: %
  • names: Medium cloud cover
  • long_name: Minimum temperature
  • units: K
  • names: Minimum temperature
  • units: W m**-2
  • long_name: Net long-wave radiation flux (surface)
  • names: Net long-wave radiation flux (surface)
  • long_name: Precipitation rate
  • units: kg m**-2 s**-1
  • names: Precipitation rate
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • long_name: Relative humidity
  • names: Relative humidity, relative_humidity
  • units: W m**-2
  • long_name: Short wave radiation flux
  • names: Short wave radiation flux
  • long_name: Snow Fall water equivalent
  • units: kg m**-2
  • names: Snow Fall water equivalent
  • long_name: Specific humidity
  • units: kg kg**-1
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • names: specific_humidity, Specific humidity
  • long_name: Surface pressure
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • names: surface_air_pressure, Surface pressure
  • units: m
  • long_name: Surface roughness
  • standard_name: surface_roughness_length
  • names: Surface roughness, surface_roughness_length
  • long_name: Temperature
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: Temperature, air_temperature
  • long_name: Total Cloud Cover
  • units: %
  • names: Total Cloud Cover
  • units: kg m**-2
  • long_name: Total Precipitation
  • names: Total Precipitation
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • long_name: U component of wind
  • units: m s**-1
  • names: eastward_wind, U component of wind
  • units: m s**-1
  • long_name: V component of wind
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, V component of wind
  • units: m
  • long_name: Visibility
  • names: Visibility
  • long_name: Wind Gusts At 10 m
  • names: Wind Gusts At 10 m
  • units: kg m**-2
  • long_name: large scale precipitation
  • names: large scale precipitation
  • long_name: original GRIB paramId: 0
  • units: 1
  • names: original GRIB paramId: 0
  • units: unknown
  • names: unknown

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