OWLeS Data Submission Instructions

The OWLeS home page contains relevant links to project and data documentation, distributed data access, and other collaborating projects' data sets.

An initial master list of all OWLeS international data sets (with links) has been compiled to provide easy access to all OWLeS 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. It is available directly at OWLeS Master List.

If you collected data for OWLeS, 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 the EOL archive team. If you already have your data sets available on-line, please provide the web link or FTP access information. Once your data set (with metadata) is available, a link will be provided from the master list web 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 OWLeS Long-term Data Archive at NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory. Data set (and metadata) documentation guidelines are available by direct link at OWLeS Documentation Guidelines.

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

  • FTP:   ftp.eol.ucar.edu
    Login:    anonymous     (No password required.)
    cd /pub/data/incoming/owles  (NOTE: This command should be done all in a single step.)

It is very important to send an e-mail to the EOL archive team 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., authorship information including corresponding author(s), data formats, descriptions, acknowledgments, and metadata). Documentation files may be e-mailed to the EOL archive team directly if preferred.

The data set will be password protected unless a specific request is received indicating that we should NOT password protect the data set. You will receive a project-specific "user ID" and "password."  If your data set(s) are too large to FTP, you may send digital file(s) on an external hard drive (with documentation) by conventional mail to the EOL shipping address below.

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

The OWLeS Data Management Team


EOL Archives
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

Telephone: (303) 497-8164
Facsimile: (303) 497-2044
Internet: eol-archive at ucar.edu

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

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