Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
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, Leopold Haimberger, and Petra Seibert

Model code and software

Flex_extract v7.1: Software and documentation A. Philipp, L. Haimberger, and P. Seibert

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.