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SPECS - ECMWF-IFS Model data prepared for seasonal SPECS (1981-2012)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2015-04-14
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-09-25
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 105.24K Files | 575GB


This dataset includes the ECMWF-IFS model output prepared for SPECS seasonal (1981-2012). These data were prepared by the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), as part of the SPECS project.

Model id is IFS (IFS C36R4), frequency is daily and monthly.

Daily Atmospheric variables are:

Monthly atmos variables:
al clt hfls hfss mrso pr psl rls rsds rss snld tas tdps uas vas

Monthly ocean variables:
mlotst sos t20d thetao tos uo vo

Citable as:  Macleod, D. (2015): SPECS - ECMWF-IFS Model data prepared for seasonal SPECS (1981-2012). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: SPECS-ECMWF-IFS-seasonal
Keywords: specs, ifs, ecmwf, climate, model


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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
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:

Data were supplied by SPECS participants to CEDA for archiving in 2015.

File Format:

Process overview

  • units: m
  • long_name: 20C isotherm depth
  • standard_name: depth_of_isosurface_of_sea_water_potential_temperature
  • var_id: t20d
  • units: K
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • long_name: 2m dewpoint temperature
  • var_id: tdps
  • units: %
  • standard_name: surface_albedo
  • long_name: Albedo
  • var_id: al
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: uas
  • long_name: Eastward Near-Surface Wind
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tas
  • long_name: Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: Net Shortwave Surface Radiation
  • var_id: rss
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • long_name: Net longwave surface radiation
  • var_id: rls
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: vas
  • long_name: Northward Near-Surface Wind
  • var_id: pr
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • long_name: Precipitation
  • units: Pa
  • var_id: psl
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • long_name: Sea Level Pressure
  • units: K
  • standard_name: sea_surface_temperature
  • var_id: tos
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature
  • units: psu
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • var_id: sos
  • long_name: Sea Water Salinity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: uo
  • long_name: Sea Water X Velocity
  • standard_name: sea_water_x_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: vo
  • standard_name: sea_water_y_velocity
  • long_name: Sea water Y velocity
  • units: K
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • var_id: thetao
  • long_name: Sea water potential temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • var_id: rsds
  • long_name: Surface Downwelling Shortwave Radiation
  • var_id: hfls
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • long_name: Surface Upward Latent Heat Flux
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • var_id: hfss
  • long_name: Surface Upward Sensible Heat Flux
  • var_id: rlut
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: TOA Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • units: days
  • long_name: Time elapsed since the start of the forecast
  • standard_name: forecast_period
  • var_id: leadtime
  • units: %
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: clt
  • long_name: Total Cloud Fraction
  • units: kg m-2
  • standard_name: soil_moisture_content
  • long_name: Total Soil Moisture Content
  • var_id: mrso
  • units: 1
  • long_name: cell index along first dimension
  • var_id: i
  • units: 1
  • long_name: cell index along second dimension
  • var_id: j
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • long_name: height
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: lat_vertices
  • var_id: lev_bnds
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: lon_vertices
  • units: m
  • standard_name: depth
  • var_id: lev
  • long_name: ocean depth coordinate
  • units: m
  • standard_name: lwe_thickness_of_surface_snow_amount
  • long_name: snow depth
  • var_id: snld
  • var_id: time_bnds

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Verification time of the forecast
  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • long_name: latitude coordinate
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • long_name: longitude coordinate
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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