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Instructions for Sending Submitting Field Campaign Data and its Metadata to the ARM Archive (public area)

  1. Complete ARM Online Metadata Editor (OME) form.
    • This is an inclusive form for products other than field campaigns. Answer Yes to the question, Are these data associated with ARM field campaign?.
    • Feel free to direct any questions about filling out the form to supportOME@arm.gov.
    • Upload your data via the OME form if the total volume is less than 4 GB. Otherwise continue to next step to upload your data via ftp.
  2. Email Alison Tilp to create your subdirectory with your name and the name of your instrument.
  3. Connect to the anonymous ftp site at the XDC:
    • ftp ftp.xdc.arm.gov
    • login anonymous
    • password <email address>
  4. Move to the appropriate directory for the field campaign, for example:
    • cd /incoming/2012/mag/magic
  5. Find your subdirectory:
    • ls
    • cd <pi-instrument>, for example bartholomew-pars
  6. Upload your data to the site in a compressed archive format, for example zip or tar. This should include:
    • The data and associated metadata files
    • Description of any data usage code provided
    • A sample figure illustrating the data and a brief description (or code) used to generate the figure
    • Any other documentation you may have, e.g. white papers, refereed papers, etc. or any other relevant information as deemed appropriate.
  7. The XDC will deliver your data to the ARM Field Campaign Archive in the equivalent subdirectory and you will at that point be notified to review the information one last time.
  8. Additional notes:
    • Contact the ARM Archive if you need a private preliminary data area set up while the field campaign is in progress to share data and information.
    • Ascii text files should end in .txt or .asc and netCDF files in .cdf so they will be recognized as such by the software that packages the files for delivery.
    • If processed files are available and raw data exist, raw data can be made available from the Archive upon request, but will not be maintained online.