Other input data

Inputs other than observations need to be provided to pyCIF. It includes, e.g., meteorological fields constraining CTMs, flux data to define the control vector, etc. All these data can be provided with their native format without further modification specific to pyCIF.

However, pyCIF cannot “guess” a data format. Therefore, the input data must be one of those already implemented in the CIF. The list of available data streams integrated in pyCIF is given here.

If one needs to use data whose format is not included in pyCIF, there are two options:

  • manually modify the input files to fit one of the existing input formats

  • integrate the new format to pyCIF. To do so, please follow the tutorial here

All data are specified in pyCIF using the paragraph datavect. Please see numerous usage examples here.