Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5277–5310, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5277-2020

Special issue: The Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5277–5310, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5277-2020

Development and technical paper 05 Nov 2020

Development and technical paper | 05 Nov 2020

Flex_extract v7.1.2 – a software package to retrieve and prepare ECMWF data for use in FLEXPART

Anne Tipka et al.

Model code and software

Flex_extract v7.1: Software and documentation A. Philipp, L. Haimberger, and P. Seibert https://doi.org/10.25365/phaidra.130

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Short summary
Flex_extract v7.1 is an open-source software to retrieve and prepare meteorological fields from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) MARS archive to serve as input for the FLEXTRA–FLEXPART atmospheric transport modelling system. It can be used by public as well as member-state users and enables the retrieval of a variety of different data sets, including the new reanalysis ERA5. Instructions are given for installation along with typical usage scenarios.