Research Vessel Surface Meteorology Data Center

Submitting Data to the CLIVAR DAC

CLIVAR surface marine meteorological data are important to the CLIVAR scientific effort. We have a very friendly policy regarding the submission of these data:

We will accept surface meteorological data in nearly any format chosen by the provider.

We will accept data via (in decreasing order of desirability) FTP, email, magnetic media (DVD, CD, Exabyte, DAT), floppy disks, and even in hard copy form.

All data should be accompanied with as much information about the data as is possible. We are interested in the data units, sensor type/model, location of the sensor relative to the ship (especially the height of the instrument above the water), recorded accuracy of the data, and any information on calibration (when were the instruments last calibrated) and station history (instrument replacement, malfunctions, etc).

Any of the following methods may be used to contact the CLIVAR DAC or to send data/metadata:

Regular mail:

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2840

Telephone: (850) 644-6918 (Shawn Smith - Director)

Fax number: (850) 644-4841


Contact us via email and we will make arrangements to ftp your data.

Webmaster: Tina Suen
Contacts: Shawn Smith
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