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From 5 March 2019, the access to the ERA5 dataset has migrated from the Web API the Climate Data Store (CDS).

This article will help users with the migration:

The Web API uses MARS to transform and interpolate the input fields to the user requested grid.

From 29 January 2019 10AM (UTC) MARS uses the interpolation provided by the MIR library.

For more information see:

https://confluence.ecmwf.int/display/UDOC/MARS+interpolation+with+MIR

Please report any issue you may have with the retrieved data to servicedesk@ecmwf.int

The following 2 new Monthly sub-datasets have been added under the "CERA-SAT" dataset

If you are downloading ERA5 or C3S Seasonal data through the ECMWF public datasets,  please migrate to the Climate Data Store.

This change will be implemented on  

If you are using either Access ECMWF Public Datasets or Access MARS to get ECMWF data, from  onward the system will fail if the number of expected fields is different than the number of retrieved fields. More information here:

Troubleshooting MARS_EXPECTED_FIELDS


The following new models have been added on UERRA dataset:

COSMO/En, MESAN/V1, MESCAN-SURFEX, MESCAN-SURFEX/En

To improve the service ECMWF implemented the following limits:

  1. daily datasets: one month per request
  2. monthly datasets: one year per request
 Web interface linkAt the moment this dataset is only available via the Web-API (ie the programmatic way)
Documentationhttp://www.ecmwf.int/en/research/climate-reanalysis/cera-20c

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