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SPECS - ECMWF-IFS4 Model data prepared for SPECS SoilMoistureInit (1981-2013)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2015-11-21
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-12-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 52.8K Files | 875GB


This dataset includes the ECMWF-IFS4 model output prepared for SPECS SoilMoistureInit (1981-2013). These data were prepared by the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), as part of the SPECS project.

Model id is IFS4 (atmosphere: IFS4(201505212,CY41R1,N128TL255L91); ocean:NEMO3.4.1(L34E5,ORCA1_Z42,1°L42); seaice:N/A; MACC:N/A; land:CHTESSEL,ERA-Interim forcing, active lakes, GPCP correction, carbon fixes (CY40R1, internal g2ze, climate.v009); wave:WAM(CY41R1,1°); ozone:Cariolle(v2.9); climversion:climate.v010), no external forcing.

frequency is daily and monthly.

Daily Atmospheric variables are:
clt pr psl rlut rsds tas tasmax tasmin tdps uas vas

Monthly atmos variables:
al clt hfls hfss mrso pr psl rls rlut rsds rsdt rss rsut snld ta tas tasmax tasmin tdps uas vas zg

Citable as:  Decremer, D. (2015): SPECS - ECMWF-IFS4 Model data prepared for SPECS SoilMoistureInit (1981-2013). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: SPECS-ECMWF-IFS4-soilMoistureInit
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.

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Process overview

  • units: K
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • long_name: 2m dewpoint temperature
  • var_id: tdps
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tas
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • units: %
  • standard_name: surface_albedo
  • long_name: Albedo
  • var_id: al
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tasmax
  • long_name: Daily Maximum Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tasmin
  • long_name: Daily Minimum Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • 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
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: vas
  • long_name: Northward Near-Surface Wind Velocity
  • 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: 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
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • var_id: rsdt
  • long_name: TOA Incident Shortwave Radiation
  • var_id: rlut
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: TOA Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • var_id: rsut
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: TOA Outgoing Shortwave 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
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: lon_vertices
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • long_name: pressure
  • var_id: plev
  • 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
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