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DATA SUBMISSION PROCEDURES


METADATA SUBMISSION FORM

There is a new metadata submission form located at: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/bersea/ Please use this form to submit the metadata associated with your dataset. After you've submitted this form, you'll need to ftp your data files to our server (see instructions below). The form will soon be updated to collect both data and metadata but at this time, use the form for the metadata and ftp your data files.

SUBMISSION OF BEST DATASETS TO EOL

The NCAR/Earth Observing Laboratory has been given resources by the NSF to act as the interim archive for BEST datasets. We are happy to accept your datasets and documentation or provide links to data at another institutional or PI archive site. Note that we have provided guidelines for the data formatting and documentation that can be found at the main EOL BEST data management web site: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/best/ There is specific information below on how to get the data to EOL and also notifying us that you have sent information.

EOL will also facilitate the transmission of final BEST datasets to the appropriate long-term archive for permanent archival.

DATA SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

For FTP, You must be using an ftp client capable of passive mode and have that mode activated for this transfer to work.
For ftp instructions from a windows machine, click here.

UNIX Instructions:
ftp: ftp.eol.ucar.edu
login: anonymous (no password required)
change directory: cd pub/data/incoming/best
binary mode: bin
passive mode: passive (make sure this turns passive mode ON, not OFF)
move file: put filename
quit

If the files are larger than 100MB each, we generally recommend that you send us a CD- ROM, tape, Exabyte or DAT would be preferred, with the data and documentation. Remember that a CD normally holds about 600MB of data. This process avoids potential problems with large file transfers across the Internet. If you are using a modem link on your computer, files larger than 20MB should be transferred via CD or tape.

The EOL mailing address is:

NCAR/EOL
Attention: Don Stott
P.O.Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307


The Fedex address is:

NCAR/EOL
Attention: Don Stott
1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305

It is very important that you include documentation with your data. Please upload this file separately from your data to keep the confusion to a minimum.


NOTIFICATION OF SUBMISSION

Please send an email to stott@ucar.edu to confirm that you have submitted data and documentation to our ftp site or have shipped other media to us. Please email Don Stott (stott@ucar.edu), Jim Moore (jmoore@ucar.edu) or Greg Stossmeister (gstoss@ucar.edu) if there are any other questions. Thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

 

 

 

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