FMI: Finnish Meteorological Institute’s open data distributed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platform

From the Finnish Meteorological Institute : Finnish Meteorological Institute’s open data distributed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platform. “In the initial stage, an AWS cloud service, AWS S3, will provide access to the Hirlam weather forecasting model that covers the whole of Europe. The model is provided with the same content and in the same format as in the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s own open data service. The model’s forecast period is forty-eight hours, the timestep is one hour and the horizontal resolution is 7.5 kilometres. The model provides data both for the surface of the earth as well as for pressure levels in the upper atmosphere. The data is updated four times every twenty-four hours. Unlike the FMI’s open data service, the old model times will not be removed from Amazon’s service. AWS will thus also provide an archive of old model data covering the duration of the pilot.”