Data and Image Downloads
Web Browsing Utility
Selective data and image file downloads can be performed through HTTPS indexing in a web browser.
Batch data and image file downloads can be performed using an FTP client configured with PSL's anonymous FTP server information:
Following the base-path location, /psd2/data/realtime, the directory heirarchy has a specific naming structure based on the following data and time elements:
The available instruments, data types, sites, times, and data descriptions/formats can be accessed through the Site Inventory - Map utility. The path data elements (levels 1-3) for selected data and image types is as follows:
915 MHz Radar Wind Data: Radar915/WwWind/SiteID 915 MHz RASS Temperature Data: Radar915/WwTemp/SiteID 915 MHz Radar Melting Level Data: Radar915/BrightBand/SiteID 915 MHz Image Products: Radar915/Images/SiteID 449 MHz Radar Wind Data: Radar449/WwWind/SiteID 449 MHz RASS Temperature Data: Radar449/WwTemp/SiteID 449 MHz Radar Melting Level Data: Radar449/BrightBand/SiteID 449 MHz Image Products: Radar449/Images/SiteID 3 GHz Sband Moments Data: Radar3000/PopMoments/SiteID 3 GHz Sband Melting Level Data: Radar3000/BrightBand/SiteID 3 GHz Sband Image Products: Radar3000/Images/SiteID FMCW Snow Level Radar Moments Data: RadarFMCW/PopMoments/SiteID FMCW Snow Level Radar Melting Level Data: RadarFMCW/BrightBand/SiteID FMCW Snow Level Image Products: RadarFMCW/Images/SiteID Surface Meteorology Data: CsiDatalogger/SurfaceMet/SiteID Surface Flux Data: CsiDatalogger/SurfaceFlux/SiteID Surface Meteorology Image Products: CsiDatalogger/Images/SiteID OTT Parsivel Disdrometer Statistic Data: DisdrometerParsivel/Stats/SiteID Joss Disdrometer Statistics Data: DisdrometerDistromet/DropSizeDistribution/SiteID Yankee Total Precipitation Statistics Data: PrecipitationYankee/Stats/SiteID Licor Gas Analyzer Raw Data: GasLicor/Raw/SiteID Licor Gas Analyzer Statistics Data: GasLicor/Stats/SiteID ATI Sonic Anemometer Raw Data: SonicAti/Raw/SiteID ATI Sonic Anemometer Statistics Data: SonicAti/Stats/SiteID
Citing Data and Images
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Data/image provided by the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their website at https://psl.noaa.gov/.
If you use any datasets in your work, please cite them separately from any of PSL's images. You may need to have a separate citation for forecasts as well. Please read the online documentation about the specific forecast/data product to see if this is necessary.