Error loading CMIP5 data


I am trying to load the following data:

import cdstoolbox as ct

@ct.application(title='Download data')
def download_application():
data = ct.catalogue.retrieve(
'model': 'noresm1_m',
'variable': 'precipitation_flux',
'experiment': 'rcp_8_5',
'period': '20060101-20551231',
return data

I am getting the error:

numpy.core._exceptions._ArrayMemoryError: Unable to allocate 17.6 GiB for an array with shape (18262, 360, 720) and data type >f4

Is there something I can do about this?

Kind regards,


Dear Sophie,

Thank you for flagging this issue up. I am looking into this error and will create a ticket to solve it.

Right now I am afraid you cannot do anything about it on your side.

Best regards.


Dear Vivien,

Thank you!

Dear Sophie,

This issue has now been solved: