NAME Data Submission Instructions

A NAME Data Management World Wide Web (WWW) page has been created and is accessible from the NAME "home" page or directly located at: . This page contains relevant links to project and data documentation, distributed data access, and other collaborating projects' data sets.

An initial master list of all NAME international data sets (with links) has been compiled to provide easy access to all NAME data sets (both operational and research). Data sets are grouped by platform and sorted by data type (i.e., aerosol, chemistry, meteorology, radiation, etc.). This list will be updated frequently. It is linked from the NAME data management WWW page or is available directly at: .

If you collected data for NAME, 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 If you already have your data sets available on-line, please provide the WWW link or FTP access information. Once your data set (with metadata) is available, a link will be provided from the master list WWW 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 U.S. NAME Long-term Data Archive at NCAR/Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL). Data set (and metadata) submission guidelines are available from the WWW NAME Data Management Page or by direct link to: .

To expedite matters, the NCAR/EOL has established an anonymous FTP capability to accept your NAME data set(s). The Internet address is:

  • FTP:

    LOGIN: anonymous

    PASSWORD: use your e-mail address

    cd /pub/incoming/name

It is very important to send an e-mail to, 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., data formats, descriptions, acknowledgments, and metadata). Documentation files may be e-mailed to directly if preferred. If password protection is required for these data, please indicate this at the time of submission. You will receive a unique "user ID" and "password" that can be changed at any time upon request. 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 NCAR/EOL shipping address below.

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

Linda Cully

NAME Data Manager

Linda Cully



Mailing address:

P.O. Box 3000

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80307


Facsimile: (303)497-8158

Shipping Address:

NCAR Foothills Laboratory I

3450 Mitchell Lane

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80301