Access to MeteoSwiss Gridded Datasets for ETH researchers
MeteoSwiss provides selected gridded products to ETH researchers under a general license. We are serving as a central location for the distribution of this data within ETH. Data requests are eligible only from ETH faculty, postdocs and PhD students. For MSc student research it is the supervisor of the thesis who has to request the data. We appreciate any comments and suggestions on improving the data delivery.
Basics: These are daily gridded products for Switzerland developed from a combination of station data and interpolation techniques. For more details read the MeteoSwiss data documentation overview below. General terms and conditions for using the data specify also the correct citation of source. The MeteoSwiss Gridded Datasets webpage provides all additional information for each dataset.
Resolution: Data are in geographic latitude-longitude (WGS-84) coordinates at a 0.02 deg resolution, i.e. the grid spacing is approximately 1.6 km (E-W) and 2.3 km (N-S). The temporal resolution is daily.
Format: The data format is NetCDF, with a separate file for every variable and year. We provide examples of Matlab code to read this format and extract the data for regions, time periods, etc. If you develop your own Matlab routines we would appreciate if you share them with other users through our page. For viewing the original NetCDF we recommend the freeware Panoply from NASA (http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply/).