CHIMERE scripts

The following scripts are developed by the CHIMERE developer team for internal use.
They are offered as examples but are not maintained and there is no user support (contrarily to the CHIMERE model).

Description Date Authors
Reformat TNO anthropogenic emissions inventory to be read by the CHIMERE EMISURF program 2017 Michael Russo,
University of Aveiro, GEMAC, CESAM
Download EMEP emissions on the 50 km grid (starting from the emiSURF2016 version)
  • Download the script
  • Run the script, e.g. ./ 2012. This creates file emep_2012.txt
  • Put the *.txt file to the annual-EMEP50x50/50x50new/data_expert directory of your emiSURF installation.
2017 G.Siour
Generate CHIMERE domain file COORD_xxx from a WRF meteorological output file
  • Download the script
  • Make sure you have a python installation with netCDF4 and numpy libraries. If not, you can use pip or easy_install or Anaconda, etc. to install them.
  • Run the script.
  • Rename the generated .CHI file to COORD_Your_Domain_Name
  • Put it to the chimere_root/domains/HCOORD directory.
2012 D.Khvorostyanov
Download the NCEP/AVN forecast global meteorological fields:
  1. Install the cnvgrib converter (available on the NCEP web site)
  2. See the script script for daily forecast download
2008 L.Menut,
Download the NCEP/AVN global meteorological fields:
  1. Go to the "" http web site, open an account and use this script.
  2. Replace the output directory outdir in the script:
  3. Replace 'login' and 'password' in the script
2010 B. Bessagnet,