The species (chemical elements) released during a simulation are specified as integer numbers in the Release Species parameter in FLEXPART Run. The integer ID of the individual species are taken from the name of the species definition files.These have to be located in the directory defined
- via the User Species Path parameter in FLEXPART Run
- or if it is left blank (this is the default value) Metview will use the MV_FLEXPART_SPECIES environment variable.
The species distributed with FLEXPART
Folder option/SPECIES in the FLEXPART distribution contains a default set of species definitions. Here each species is represented by a file called SPECIES_NNN , where NNN is the integer ID of the given species.The table below summarises what species are available:
The species are located in the directory specified by environment variable MV_FLEXPART_SPECIES. The contents of this directory is the same as that of folder option/SPECIES in the FLEXPART distribution.
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Instructions to setup the species path can be found here.
Using your own definitions
If you want create your own species definition you need make a copy of this directory and add your own species to it. Then set the path in User Species Path so that FLEXPART could pick up your definitions.