SOS Data Submission Instructions

An initial master list of all SOS datasets has been compiled to provide easy access to all operational and research SOS datasets. This list will form the NCAR/EOL SOS 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 SOS Field Data Archive (FDA), see the 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.

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


    Login:    sos_data     

    Password: Please contact the Lead SOS PI or for the login and password.

The SOS FTP space is password protected. Please contact the Lead SOS PI or for the login and password.

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 with the following information:

1. Dataset Title

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

3. Do you want this dataset Password Protected?

4. List of file names transferred


Thank you for providing data to the SOS 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:  SOS Field Project Data Management

P.O. Box 3000

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80307

Shipping Address:

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Attention: SOS Field Project Data Management

3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80301