To track data requests we are requesting that you please email our data technician by clicking this link here.
We have organized our data into a logical directory structure that ultimately contain flat data files that are either ASCII, MATLAB (.mat), and binary data ("raw" data) from the remote radial sites. Data can be accessed via this website (links below) or via sftp. If you desire the later than please note that in your email request and provide us with a phone number to contact you with the login information (i.e. username and passcode).
If you are new to the HF radar data and our data set then please feel free to visit this web-page or download this brief MS Word document to further acquiant yourself.
Another important document that you might find beneficial is our table of recommended radials which can be viewed here. Further documenation is also coming online on our WIKI page: COCMPMB-WIKI. We are working toward making this our main documentation page for HFR_Progs (a matlab toolbox) and data documentation.
Please note that our data is categorized by four-letter site codes that pertain to total and OMA domains and radial sites, which the above MS Word document explains in more detial. But for a quick refernce you can visit this link.
Lastly, our data is broken up in to two categories based on there arrival time on our central site server; hence, "real-time" and "archive". The reason for this is to account for data gaps that occur becuase of real-time communication failures. In this sense we are able to track the reliability of our communications and assess this quantitatively as a failure point. With that said, please use the links below to access the data via traversable web directories.
If you have any comments, suggestions, questions, or concerns please feel free to contact us.
Again, here are the four links that will assist you in understanding our data set for both real-time and archive data:
MS Word Data Explanation Document
Recommended Radial Table
NOTE: on February 28 2008 we changed servers and hence IP addresses and domain name. Please contact us if this disrupted your data transfer.
REAL-TIME DATA LINK
ARCHIVE DATA LINKS
INCLUDES: NOAA-formatted GNOME netCDF files
NOTE: Results are based on radial current data available within 1-3 hours of the analysis time. If you do not require real-time data, it is recommended that you download data from the more complete archive data set.
DATA PRIOR TO 2008
DATA 2008 AND BEYOND
Office #: 831.656.1060
(Oceanographer, Naval Postgraduate School)