PREDICT Data Submission Instructions

An initial master list of all PREDICT international data sets (with links) has been compiled to provide easy access to all PREDICT data sets (both operational and research). Data sets are grouped by platform and sorted by data type (i.e., land based, model, radar, etc.). This list will be updated frequently. It is available at:

If you collected data for PREDICT, 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 PREDICT Long-term Data Archive at NCAR/Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL). Documumentation/metadata guidelines are available here.

Data set (and metadata) submission guidelines are available here, and are shown below.

Please be sure to follow the FTP directions exactly. Note that due to security restrictions, you will not be able to use a list command to see the contents of the upper level directories such as /pub.

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

  • FTP:

    LOGIN:   anonymous   
    (Password not required.)

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

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 PREDICT archive. Feel free to contact us should you encounter any problems or have any questions.

PREDICT Data Management



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