Profile Data

NWP model profile data

As NWP models develop and improve, the NWP SAF periodically produces datasets containing sample profiles of atmospheric variables extracted from the models. The sample profiles are chosen to encapsulate normal conditions, typical variability and the extremes of the model’s behaviour in a very compact form. The datasets are intended for use by researchers who require collections of representative model atmospheres for statistical training or testing of applications (e.g. radiative transfer models).

The datasets made available here have been created using the ECMWF IFS. More details on the sampling strategy and on usage are available in the documentation for each particular dataset.

As NWP models develop and improve, the NWP SAF periodically produces a dataset of vertical profiles of atmospheric variables which aim to represent the full spectrum of meteorological situations that can occur in the (model) atmosphere.

137L profile datasets:

91L profile datasets:

60L datasets:

60L atmospheric composition datasets: