TORERO Data Submission Instructions

The TORERO Data Archive contains a master list of all TORERO international data sets (with links) and has been compiled to provide easy access to all TORERO 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 and is linked in the Data Access section of the TORERO Project Page. It is available directly at TORERO Data Archive. Please e-mail all corrections, additions, or deletions to the TORERO Data Archive list directly to

If you already have your data sets available on-line, please provide the web link or FTP access information to NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL). Once your data set (with metadata) is available, a link will be provided from the TORERO Data Archive along with a submission date to track future data set upgrades or revisions (if needed).

Please submit both your data set(s) and accompanying metadata or documentation files to the TORERO Data Archive. Data set documentation guidelines are available by direct link here. NCAR EOL has established an anonymous FTP to accept your TORERO data set(s).  To FTP data to the NCAR EOL TORERO anonymous FTP, please use the following instructions:

  • FTP:
    Login:   anonymous    (No password required.)
    cd /pub/data/incoming/torero (NOTE: This command should be done all in one step.)

Once you have FTPed your data set to NCAR EOL, 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 EOL shipping address below.

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

TORERO Data Management Team

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

Telephone: (303)497-8164
Facsimile: (303)497-2044

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

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