Version 1 (modified by pesei, 3 years ago) (diff)

from Anne Philipp's file "linksECMWF" flex_extact v7.0.3, slightly adapted

Useful links for working with ECMWF's MARS archive and flex_extract

General overview

Follow instructions to register

Available public datasets and accept licence

Member-state WebApi access

Website to download directly public datasets and monitor WebApi activity

General user documentation

MARS user documentation -> specifically the keywords!!!!


Information on data sets:





Plotting GRIB fields:

Installation hints:

  1. Read Emoslib installation instructions
  2. Read ECMWF blog about gfortran
  3. Install fftw
  4. Install emoslib (2 times make! one without any options and one with single precision option)
  5. Install eccodes (or gib_api)
  6. Register for MARS access
  7. Install WebApi
  8. Make sure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable contains paths to all the libs
  9. Check availability of python packages required (e.g. import eccodes / import grib_api / import ecmwfapi) and install them if not present
  10. Start test retrieval
  11. Install flex_extract


  • use the same compiler and compiler (major) version all the time
  • adapt makefile
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