FLEXPART postprocessing tools

FLEXPART output is usually in a very compact binary format that needs special reading routines to unpack it. In this page you will find the tools developers and users have generated to read the FLEXPART output, process it and plot it.


  • python-matplotlib processing and plotting tools pflexible developed by J. Burkhart. (see also --- Note: pflexible is not developed anymore. The successor is reflexible.
  • python-matplotlib processing and plotting tools reflexible developed by J. Burkhart.
  • python-matplotlib simple and fast command line tool for plotting FLEXPART outputs QuickLook developed by R. Hofman. Supports only version <= 9.0 as of August 2021. [Note that won't show you anything without js AND cookies]


Other (free)

Other (needs some license such as IDL or matlab)

  • IDL tools to read FLEXPART - please contact Pasquale Sellitto, LMD-ENS: psellitto - at -
  • Matlab functions to read FLEXPART gridded output and concentrations (S. Eckhardt, H. Sodemann, S. Raja)
  • Matlab function readpart10.m to read FLEXPART particle output (I. Pisso, attached)
  • Matlab tools by user sureshraja1, no documentation (see attachments)

Some of the limited-area versions already provide the output in netCDF format. netCDF output for regular FLEXPART is available in the latest versions (ticket:40).

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