ESCAPE Data Submission Instructions (POST FIELD PHASE)

The NCAR/EOL ESCAPE home page contains relevant links to project and data documentation, distributed data access, and other collaborating projects' datasets.

An initial master list of all ESCAPE datasets has been compiled to provide easy access to all operational and research ESCAPE datasets. This list will form the NCAR/EOL ESCAPE Field Data Archive where datasets are grouped by category (i.e., radar, satellite, etc.) and platform. Please review this list to verify that your dataset(s) are properly named and have the appropriate authors identified. Email any corrections, additions or deletions directly to If you already have your datasets available on-line elsewhere, please email the link(s) or FTP access information.

To submit your dataset(s) and documentation to the NCAR/EOL ESCAPE Field Data Archive, see the anonymous FTP instructions below. For users without Internet access or if your dataset(s) are too large to FTP (e.g., 250GB or larger), please contact If you have a large number of files to FTP, please tar and/or compress (e.g., zip, gzip) your files before transferring the files.

It is critical that submitted datasets are accompanied by sufficient documentation. Each dataset MUST be accompanied by a Readme file that meets the Data Set Documentation Requirements

Once you have FTPed your Data and Readme, please send an email to Linda Echo-Hawk or the with the following information:

        1. Dataset Title

        2. Is this final or preliminary data and if final, do you want NCAR/EOL to create a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for this dataset?

        2. Do you want this dataset Password Protected?

        3. List of file names transferred 

FTP Instructions for the ESCAPE Field Data Archive at NCAR/EOL:


    Login:    anonymous     (No password required.)

    cd /pub/data/incoming/escape  (NOTE: This command should be done all in one step.)


Thank you for providing data to the Field Data Archive at NCAR/EOL. Feel free to contact us with any questions or issues.

The EOL Data Management Team

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)


Mailing address:

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Attention:  ESCAPE Field Project Data Management

P.O. Box 3000

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80307

Shipping Address:

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Attention: ESACPE Field Project Data Management

3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80301