Data providers are kindly requested to follow the BADC
file name convention.
Additional rules apply to FAAM file names.
Note that the first component of the file name is the instrument (or group of
instruments, or model) name.
Please refer to the current list of standard
and advise the BADC if
your instrument or model is not in the list, or if you would like to record
several instruments in a single file, so that we can update the list.
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
It is important that the data be well documented. Please follow the BADC guidelines regarding the submission of metadata. Some standard metadata have to be provided in the data files themselves. Additional separate documents are welcome.
Data file submission.
In order to upload data files or documents to the BADC, you need to be registered with the ICEPIC group see the "Access to data" section above. The ICEPIC web uploader will allow you to submit data files or documents to the BADC. Large amounts of files can also be submitted by ftp (please contact the BADC help desk for further information).