CERC — Environmental Software and Services

Model Evaluation Toolkit

Free toolkit for evaluating air quality forecasting models

The Model Evaluation Toolkit is a free toolkit for evaluating local and regional air quality forecasting models.

Key features of the Model Evaluation Toolkit:

  • Compare one or more modelled datasets with in situ observed data
  • Concentration-based and pollution index-based analysis
  • Output includes statistics and attractive report-ready graphs
  • Group analysis results by monitoring station, station type, by pollutant or by model
  • Range of supported modelled data formats including ADMS .pst files, CMAQ gridded netCDF and CAMS Ensemble netCDF
  • Easy to use graphical user interface
  • Uses openair tools
  • Graphical output includes state of the art target plot as developed by the FAIRMODE initiative
  • UK AURN and London Air observed data can be downloaded and imported automatically

CERC initially developed the Toolkit during the 3-year EU FP7 PASODOBLE project which finished in April 2013.

Click here to download the Model Evaluation Toolkit (version 4.0, released January 2016):Model Evaluation Toolkit (.zip, 102 MB)

Once downloaded, you should extract the contents of the zip file to your computer and follow the installation instructions in the ‘Getting Started’ section of the User Guide, which you can download here:(.pdf, 6 MB)

To see a list of the new features and improvements in this version of the Toolkit, download the ‘What’s New’ document here:(.pdf, <1 MB)

To share experiences with other Toolkit users, please visit the Model Evaluation Toolkit User Forum.

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