06-What data is available at ECMWF's Web Coverage Service?

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ECMWF's Web Coverage Service currently holds around 478 GBs of meteorological and hydrological data from two projects:

NOTE
At this point, it is important to mention that the WCS by ECMWF is setup to study and demonstrate the potential of WCS / WCPS services and is not an operational service offered by ECMWF.

It can happen for some periods that the test server will not be accessible or degraded. The current OGC WCS server is not meant to be integrated into any operational applications.

The tables below show data sets currently available by ECMWF's Web Coverage Service. The tables show the data, we think could be of most interest. Since the WCS server is explorative, you might as well find other data sets offered and not explicitly mentioned in the table below.


<a id=era_int></a>ERA-interim climate reanalysis

Surface level parameter

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
2 m air temperature temp2m 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB
Sea surface temperature SST 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 20 GB
Mean sea level pressure mslp 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB
Volumetric soil moisture soil_moisture 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB

Accumulated forecast

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
Total precipitation precipitation 2 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB

Pressure level (500 / 850 / 1000 hPa)

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
Geopotential height pl_geopot 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 79 GB
Temperature pl_t2m 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 79 GB
Relative humidity pl_relhum 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 79 GB

<a id=glofas></a>GloFAS data

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
River discharge forecast river_discharge_forecast_opt2 8 April 2008 Global (0.1x0.1 deg) daily 31 GB
Return level discharge return_level2, return_level5, return_level20 Global (0.1x0.1 deg) 1 coverage per return level period 0.6 GB
ERA-interim discharge data ERA_discharge 1 January 1981 - 31 December 1989 Global (0.1x0.1 deg) daily 81 GB

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