ADRIEX Data Providers Guide
Data file names.
Data providers are kindly requested to follow the BADC
file name convention.
Note that the first component of the file name is the instrument (or group of
instruments, or model) name.
A list of standard
instrument/model names, including the FAAM instruments, is available.
Please advise the BADC if you can't find
your instrument or model in the list, or if you would like to record data from
several instruments in a single file, so that we can update the list (in
agreement with the FAAM board if it is an instrument or a group of instruments
flying on the FAAM aircraft).
The second component of file names (the location/platform) must be
faam in the case of data collected onboard the FAAM aircraft.
Data file format.
Please format your data in
using the CF metadata conventions.
NASA Ames formatted files are also
If you wish to check that files are correctly formatted before uploading them
please use the
NetCDF format checker or the BADC
Many data files contain the variable time which can be expressed in
several ways. Guidelines on the
recommended format of the time-variable header lines, units and the data values in
Nasa-Ames files are available and are based on the format used in NetCDF.
It is important that the data be well documented.
Please follow the BADC guidelines regarding the submission of
Data file submission.
Core data: via the
FAAM web uploader
(access restricted to FAAM instrument operators).
Non-core data: via the
ADRIEX web uploader
(access restricted to ADRIEX participants).
Forecast data: via ftp.