UARS level 3A file name convention

Explains how UARS 3A data file names are built up from the instrument, species, UARS day and so on.

Components of the filename

The standard UARS filename convention is:-

instrument_Llevel_Sspecies_DUARS day. Vversion_Ccycle_PROD


The ASCII files produced by BADC have the same filename as the equivalent binary files, although Gzip adds the suffix "-GZ".

An Example

As an example consider the following MLS file:


or after compression by Gzip:


This is the MLS level 3AL data for ClO, UARS day 20, version 3, cycle 1.