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    1 = FLEXTRA =
     1= FLEXTRA trajectory model =
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    3 The most recent FLEXTRA information is at the FLEXPART Page of NILU: [http://transport.nilu.no/flexpart]
     3== What is FLEXTRA? ==
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    6 [wiki:FlextraDownloads download source code of FLEXTRA]
     6FLEXTRA is a programme to calculate mean-wind trajectories. FLEXPART was built on the code base of FLEXTRA, and both use the same input data format. Because FLEXTRA operates directly on the ECMWF eta levels, FLEXTRA trajectories will be more accurate than those in FLEXPART. However, it does not include turbulence or loss processes. It produces coordinates of the air parcel path along with some meteorological information for each trajectory point.
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     8FLEXTRA is written in Fortran77. It requires GRIB libraries for reading in the ECMWF fields like FLEXPART.
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     11== FLEXTRA references ==
     12These papers are the scientific reference for the FLEXTRA model. Users are asked to quote these in publications.
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     14  - Stohl, A., G. Wotawa, P. Seibert, and H. Kromp-Kolb (1995): Interpolation errors in wind fields as a function of spatial and temporal resolution and their impact on different types of kinematic trajectories. ''J. Appl. Meteor.'' '''34''', p. 2149-2165. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0450(1995)034<2149:IEIWFA>2.0.CO;2 full text as PDF] (free access)
     15  -  Stohl, A., and P. Seibert (1998): Accuracy of trajectories as determined from the conservation of meteorological tracers. ''Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc.'' '''124''', p. 1465-1484. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.49712454907/abstract link to abstract] (PDF only for subscribers)
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     19== FLEXTRA download ==
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     21tarball is available in [/downloads]