ARISTO Data Submission Guidelines

The ARISTO home page contains relevant links to project and data documentation, distributed data access, and other collaborating projects' data sets.

An initial master list of all ARISTO data sets (with links) has been compiled to provide easy access to all ARISTO data sets (both operational and research). Data sets are grouped by platform and sorted by data type (i.e., aerosol, cloud properties, radar, satellite, etc.). This list will be updated frequently. It is available directly at ARISTO Master List.

If you collected data for ARISTO, please review this list to verify that your data set(s) are properly named with the appropriate Principal Investigators (PIs) identified. Please e-mail any corrections, additions, or deletions directly to the EOL archive team. If you already have your data sets available on-line, please provide the web link or FTP access information. Once your data set (with metadata) is available, a link will be provided from the master list web page along with a submission date to track future data set upgrades or revisions (if needed).

Please submit your data set(s) (including accompanying metadata or documentation files) to the ARISTO Long-term Data Archive at NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory. Data set (and metadata) documentation guidelines are available by direct link at: Data Set Documentation ("Readme") Guidelines.

To expedite matters, the EOL has established a password protected FTP capability to accept your ARISTO data set(s). The Internet address is:

    Login:    aristo    (contact EOL staff for the pwd)

It is very important to send an e-mail to eol-archive at indicating that the data file(s) have been FTPed, along with the file(s) names, data contact information, any data restrictions, and appropriate file documentation (i.e., authorship information including corresponding author(s), data formats, descriptions, acknowledgments, and metadata). Documentation files may be e-mailed to eol-archive at directly if preferred.

As this is a test project, all ARISTO data sets are password protected *by default, no request needed*.  There is a project-specific "user ID" and "password." If you require additional security, please contact the EOL archive group to request a unique "user ID" and "password" for your data. For users without direct Internet access, or if your data set(s) are too large to FTP, you may send digital file(s) on magnetic or optical media (with documentation) by conventional mail to the EOL shipping address below.

Thank you very much for your assistance in providing final data to the ARISTO archive. Feel free to contact us should you encounter any problems or have any questions.

The ARISTO Data Management Team

EOL Archives
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

Telephone: (303) 497-8691
Facsimile: (303) 497-2044
Internet: eol-archive at

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado, USA 80307

Shipping Address:
3090 Center Green Drive
Boulder, Colorado, USA 80301