Getting input data
Accessing archives at ECMWF
Lots of data are on ECFS, the archive facility at ECMWF. The quick and easy way to get them is through ftp:
ftp -i ecaccess.ecmwf.int
Then, to go to the ECMWF archive of user nm6 for example, you need the following magic command:
quote domain ecfs[nm6]
Meteo data are hosted on user nlh, so to retrieve them you would first:
quote domain ecfs[nlh]
From there, it is standard ftp (cd, mget, etc...).
You need a the TM56_input directory. It has photolysis data, aerosols input, land-sea mask, leaf area index, small emissions inventories, and more, needed for the chemistry. It also contains a set of restart and save files for initial conditions. It is available at ECMWF:
Unpack and then set in your machine.rc file:
my.data.dir : /path/to/the/data/dir/TM56_input
Meteo fields and emissions inventories for 2006 only are available for users to test the benchmark. Visit the Benchmarks page for further information about these smaller datasets.