This is a brief introduction of the main request parameter syntax.
We recommend that you get familiar with datasets and their availability using http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/
You can also get the request syntax using "View MARS request" feature.
- verb: action to be taken (e.g. retrieve, list, read)
- keyword: a known MARS variable, e.g. type or date
- value: value assigned to the keyword, e.g. Analysis or temperature
Retrieve example from "View MARS request":
In the Dataset service there is an extra mandatory keyword called dataset which does not appear in normal MARS requests.
|format||You can add 'format' : "netcdf" to retrieve the data in NetCDF format.|
the other possible MARS keywords are explained in the Legacy MARS keywords documentation.