CSET Data Submission Instructions

The CSET 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 CSET international data sets (with links) has been compiled to provide easy access to all CSET 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 CSET Master List.

If you collected data for CSET, 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 Data Archive. 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 CSET Long-term Data Archive at NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory. Data set (and metadata) documentation guidelines are available by direct link at: CSET Data Set Documentation ("Readme") Guidelines.

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

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

It is very important to send an e-mail to the EOL Data Archive 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 Data Archive directly if preferred.

Password protection is available for this data set upon request.  The data set will not be password protected unless requested at the time of submission.  If password protection is requested, you will receive a project-specific "user ID" and "password." If you require additional security, please contact the EOL Data Archive to request a unique "user ID" and "password" for your data. 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 CSET archive. Feel free to contact the EOL Data Archive should you encounter any problems or have any questions.