ECMWF ERA5 Reanalysis

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ERA5 is the fifth generation of ECMWF atmospheric reanalyses of the global climate, and the first reanalysis produced as an operational service. It utilizes the best available observation data from satellites and in-situ stations, which are assimilated and processed using ECMWF's Integrated Forecast System (IFS) Cycle 41r2. The dataset provides all essential atmospheric meteorological parameters like, but not limited to, air temperature, pressure and wind at different altitudes, along with surface parameters like rainfall, soil moisture content and sea parameters like sea-surface temperature and wave height. ERA5 provides data at a considerably higher spatial and temporal resolution than its legacy counterpart ERA-Interim. ERA5 consists of high resolution version with 31 km horizontal resolution, and a reduced resolution ensemble version with 10 members. It is currently available since 2008, but will be continuously extended backwards, first until 1979 and then to 1950. Learn more about ERA5 in Jon Olauson's paper ERA5: The new champion of wind power modelling?.

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Usage Examples

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    ERA5 Reanalysis NetCDF 4 files
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region

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