WACCM Download

WACCM results for a subset of the globe and a range of dates can be downloaded from this page. Output is provided every 6 hours. Each request is provided as a single netcdf file. We strongly recommend that you download a single day for your region to check the file size and then request a range of dates that will result in a manageable file size. Questions about WACCM and requests for additional dates can be addressed to Dan Marsh (marsh at ucar . edu).

The WACCM forecasts are driven by meteorological fields from the NASA GMAO GEOS-5 model. This simulation uses anthropogenic emissions from CEDS provided for CMIP6, with emissions for 2014 used for this year. Open fire emissions are from FINN-v1 (Wiedinmyer et al., Geosci. Model Devel., 2011). The results are at 0.9x1.25 degrees with 88 levels. Each file (global for 1 day) is 5.2GB:

The 'date' and 'datesec' variables contain the date and time of the WACCM output. To verify the date of the downloaded files, please use 'ncdump -v date'. The program ncview does not properly interpret the 'time' variable and calculates an erroneous date.

WACCM results are available for January 1, 2018 until 10 days from now.

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Enter the lat-lon and date bounds of the region to extract:

To specify a box that crosses the Greenwich Meridian, enter longitude values like: 340 West and 20 East (from 20W to 20E).
North latitude (-90.0 to 90.0):
West longitude (0.0 to 360.0):
East longitude (0.0 to 360.0):
South latitude (-90.0 to 90.0):

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