A command line interface to download ERA5 data from the Copernicus Climate Data Store

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What era5cli can do for you

  • download meteorological data in GRIB/NetCDF, including ERA5 data from the preliminary back extension, and ERA5-Land data.
  • list and retrieve information on available variables and pressure levels
  • select multiple variables for several months and years
  • split outputs by years, producing a separate file for every year instead of merging them in one file
  • download multiple files at once
  • extract data for a sub-region of the globe
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  • Python
  • Apache-2.0
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Participating organizations

Fantastic! A command line interface to download #ERA5 data from the Copernicus Climate Data Store
– Florian Pappenberger , Director of Forecasts, ECMWF


  • Ronald van Haren
  • Jaro Camphuijsen
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Yifat Dzigan
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Niels Drost
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Fakhereh Alidoost
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Bouwe Andela
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Jerom Aerts
    Delft University of Technology
  • Berend Weel
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Rolf Hut
    Delft University of Technology
  • Klaus Zimmermann
    Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
  • Peter Kalverla
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Barbara Vreede
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Aytaç Paçal
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
  • Stef Smeets
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Stefan Verhoeven
    Netherlands eScience Center
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Barbara Vreede
Netherlands eScience Center

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