[Wrfems] Any interest in historical ECMWF data for WRF initialization?

Robert Rozumalski rozumal at ucar.edu
Mon Sep 21 13:18:30 MDT 2009

No problem of which I am aware. And I say this with total absolute 
confidence not having
tested it!


Carl Dierking wrote:
> Bob,
> We're definitely interested.  Will this be a problem for Alaska domains?
> Carl
> Robert Rozumalski wrote:
>> Good Morning All,
>> I may be able to get access the ECMWF ERA Interm data set for WRF EMS 
>> model initialization. This
>> data set covers a similar period (1981-current) as that of the 
>> Reanalysis II, but at a better spatial resolution
>> (1.5 degree Vs. 5 degree). I've already tested the data with the EMS 
>> and everything works.
>> You can manually download the data from:
>>    http://data-portal.ecmwf.int/data/d/interim_daily
>> but the data sets can be very large. I would eventually make then 
>> available through the
>> personal tile data servers.
>> The files would only be available to NWS and collaborators for 
>> research and training purposes only,
>> so I could not make these data available to commercial groups.
>> Any publications would have to site the ECMWF.
>> Is there any interest in these data before I start requesting disk 
>> space for 10Tbs of data?
>> Bob
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