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  • N80 Gaussian gridded surface operational data from 1 March 1994 to present containing the ongoing analyses and forecasts produced by the most recent ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) model. The IFS is regularly updated as improvements are made to the model, computing facilities and observations used in data assimilation.

  • T106 Spectral data from ECMWF's operational forecasting system from 1st March 1994 to 1st November 2000 containing analyses and forecasts produced by the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) model on model levels. Coverage is not complete for these data. Users needing data at this resolution as opposed to the T159 data should contact user support to discuss requirements.

  • Daily and monthly regularly gridded operational data at 2.5 degree resolution from 1 March 1994 to present containing the ongoing analyses and forecasts produced by the most recent ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) model. The IFS is regularly updated as improvements are made to the model, computing facilities and observations used in data assimilation.

  • In support of the COAPEC Thematic Programme the BADC has extracted seasonal forecast ensemble data from the ECMWF MARS (Meteorological Archive and Retrieval System) archive. These data are also known as "Hindcasts" as they are forecasts run retrospectively. Since the data is part of the ECMWF Operational system BADC users must successfully apply for access to this dataset before they can obtain the data. The ECMWF produced two sets of runs, System 1 and System 2. The data archived at the BADC are the System 2 runs which use the atmospheric component Cy23r4 of the IFS (Integrated Forecasting System) with a horizontal resolution of TL95 at 40 levels in the vertical. This is the same cycle of the IFS used for the ERA-40 re-analysis. A detailed description of the ECMWF Seasonal Forecasting system can be found on the ECMWF web site. Products: The BADC has extracted monthly means, maxima, minima and standard deviations for the available surface variables from 1987 to 6 months before the present date. Atmospheric variables are only currently available as monthly means. The data is held as part of the main BADC Operational ECMWF archive. For each month there are six forecast months archived, with 5 ensemble members for 10 months of the year, and 40 ensemble members in May and November of each year from 1987-2001. From 2002 onwards there are 40 ensemble members per month. There are 33 parameters held on surface or single levels and 6 parameters available on pressure levels. The data is held on a regular 1.875 x 1.875 degree grid in GRIB format.

  • Regularly gridded operational data at 1.125 degree resolution from 2000 to present containing the ongoing analyses and forecasts produced by the most recent ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) model. The IFS is regularly updated as improvements are made to the model, computing facilities and observations used in data assimilation.

  • Orography files for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts's (ECMWF) operational forecast model. Archived data are on the 1.125 and 2.5 degree regular longitude-latitude grids, N80 (full) Gaussian grid and Spectral (T106) grid. These files are updated each time the model orography is changed. For the Operational data (March 1994-present day) there are orography files for the following dates: 1 March 1994, 4 April 1995, 8 September 1996, 10 December 1996, 1 April 1998 and 12 October 1999. The orography for the ERA-15 project was constant so only the start date orography is stored here: i.e. for 1 Jan 1979. The spectral orography file only contains the orography data (surface geopotential). Depending on the age and grid type, the remaining files contain some of the constant fields: Geopotential (at the surface, orography), Standard deviation of orography, Anisotropy of subgrid scale orography, Angle of subgrid scale orography, Slope of subgrid scale orography, Land/Sea mask, EW component of sub-grid scale orographic variance, NScomponent of sub-grid scale orographic variance, NWSE component of sub-grid scale orographic variance, NESW component of sub-grid scale orographic variance.

  • Operational data from 1st January 2002 to present containing the ongoing analyses and forecasts produced by the most recent ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) model. Data are available at the resolutions used for the ERA 40 reanalysis project - i.e. reduced Gaussian N80 for surface data and spectral T159 for upper air data. The IFS is regularly updated as improvements are made to the model, computing facilities and observations used in data assimilation.