Public users

You may start with the examples available on TIGGE sample scripts or by creating your request using our Datasets Web Interface . Please note the following:

  1. We strongly advice you to start with a simple request. ( 1-2 parameters 1 time step 1-2  steps etc)
  2. The request has a Python dictionary format.
  3. You can use the example below as a basis to write your own script


#!/usr/bin/env python
from ecmwfapi import ECMWFDataServer
server = ECMWFDataServer()
    'origin'    : "kwbc",
    'levelist'  : "200",
    'levtype'   : "pl",
    'expver'    : "prod",
    'dataset'   : "tigge",
    'step'      : "0/6",
    'grid'      : "0.5/0.5",
    'param'     : "131/132",
    'time'      : "00/06/12/18",
    'date'      : "2014-10-01",
    'type'      : "cf",
    'class'     : "ti",
    'target'    : "tigge_2014-10-01_00061218.grib"

ECMWF members (i.e. licence holders, authorised users, staff and members of NHMSs in Member and Co-operating States):

You can use the 'mars' script with the MARS syntax or you can request it from Python using this class:

#!/usr/bin/env python
from ecmwfapi import ECMWFService
server = ECMWFService("mars")
    "class": "od",
    "date": "20150101",
    "expver": "1",
    "levtype": "sfc",
    "param": "167.128",
    "step": "0/to/240/by/12",
    "stream": "oper",
    "time": "00",
    "type": "fc"