Regional Climate Model Evaluation Database Query Service

Overview

This service provides a REST-based access to the Regional Climate Model Evaluation database. To request data, please formulate a query as follows:

http://rcmes.jpl.nasa.gov/query-api/query.php?datasetId=#&parameterId=#&latMin=#&latMax=#&lonMin=#&lonMax=#&timeStart=YYYYMMDDTHHMMZ&timeEnd=YYYYMMDDTHHMMZ&info=yes/no

Query Parameters

datasetId
The unique id of the requested dataset. See Datasets for complete list
parameterId
The parameter (SurfAirTemp_A, etc) to return values for. See Parameters for complete list
latMin
The latitude of the lower-left corner of the results bounding box (minimum desired latitude)
latMax
The latitude of the upper-right corner of the results bounding box (maximum desired latitude)
lonMin
The longitude of the lower-left corner of the results bounding box (minimum desired longitude)
lonMax
The longitude of the upper-right corner of the results bounding box (maximum desired longitude)
timeStart
The ISO time marking the beginning of the desired time range (Format: YYYYMMDDTHHMMZ)
timeEnd
The ISO time marking the end of the time range (Format: YYYYMMDDTHHMMZ)
info (optional)
The general parameter's information returns by setting this to "yes"

Datasets (Postgres)

The following is a lookup table which can be used to obtain the correct id for a given dataset

DatasetId
APHRODITE v.1101 precipitation for the Monsoon Asia domain17
Global Precipitation Climatology Center monthly precipitation dataset18
ERA-Interim1
AIRS2
TRMM3
NCEP4
MODIS5
CRU3.06
MERRA7
ceres8
SWE9
CRU3.110
uni_delaware11
GPCP12
NARR13
North American Land Data Assimilation System19
RHEAS1deg monthly-mean land evaporation20
IMD monthly rain gauge analysis over India21
ESA22
RHEAS23
VIC24
CLICOM25

Parameters (Postgres)

The following is a lookup table which can be used to obtain the correct parameter id of interest for any parameter in the database.

ParameterParameter IdDataset Id
CRU3.1 Daily-Maximum Temperature3910
CRU3.1 Precipitation3710
CRU3.1 Daily-Minimum Temperature4110
CRU3.1 Cloud Fraction4210
APHRODITE v.1101 precipitation for the Monsoon Asia domain8017
CRU3.1 Daily-Mean Temperature3810
TRMM v.7 Monthly Precipitation363
Model MOS Surface Runoff8419
UDEL Average Surface Temperature7311
CPC Rain-gauge analysis754
UDEL Precipitation7211
Model MOS Total Column Soil Moisture8519
Model MOS Subsurface Runoff8619
Model NOAH Total Column Soil Moisture9119
Model NOAH Subsurface runoff8919
Model MOS Evaporation8219
Model MOS Snow Water Equivalent8319
Model NOAH Evaporation8719
Model NOAH Snow Water Equivalent8819
Model NOAH Surface runoff9019
GPCC monthly-mean precipitation dataset8118
Model NOAH Total Runoff9719
Model MOS Total Runoff9819
MERRA_precip997
Model MOS Snow Melt9419
RHEAS1deg monthly-mean land evaporation9520
Model NOAH Snow Melt9619
IMD monthly rain gauge analysis over India10021
GPCP Version 2.2 Combined Precipitation Data Set7412
SNODAS assimilation at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)1019
NLDAS Forcing B Total Precipitation9319
RHEAS Monthly-mean Evapotranspiration10323
Model VIC Evaporation10424
VIC-NLDAS Monthly-mean water-equivalent snow depth10524
CLICOM Precipitation10625
NLDAS Forcing A Total Precipitation9219