MMDFs for the DWD-ICON global forecast model for various Arctic sites

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Merged model Data Files (MMDFs) from DWD’s ICON are available from February 2018 onwards containing 7.5-day forecasts starting at 00 and 12 UTC for Sodankylä, Ny-Ålesund, and Utqiaġvik (Barrow). The mesh width is 13 km. Different model versions are used during this period. In February icon-nwp-2.1.02 was used followed by icon-2.3.0-nwp0 during 2018-02-14 to 2028-06-06, and from 2018-09-19 to 2018-12-05 icon-2.3.0-nwp2 was in operation. Since 2018-02-14, a new orographic data set came in operations, however, for the 3 data points provided the changes were less than 1 m in height.

Citation info

Frank, H. (2023). MMDFs for the DWD-ICON global forecast model for various Arctic sites. Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Data Access

Role: Investigator
Name: Helmut Frank
Institution: Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

Role: Data center contact
Name: ADC support
Institution: Norwegian Meteorological Institute / Arctic Data Centre

Time Extent
Defines the temporal extent or coverage of the dataset. Time is expressed in UTC. For collections the end date is empty.
Geographical Extent
Geographical location is expressed with decimal numbers with positive axis Northwards and zero at the Equator (for north and south), and decimal numbers with positive axis Eastwards and zero at the Greenwich meridian (for east and west).