Data Formats

NDACC accepts data in ASCII Ames or GEOMS compliant HDF4 formats depending on instrument type as follows:

Format Type Relevant Instruments Documentation
ASCII Ames Dobson/Brewer
FTIR (total column only)
Lidar
Microwave
Ozonesonde
Spectral UV
UVVis(total column only)
File Reading Software
Format Checking Software
Gaines & Hipskind: Format Specifications
NDACC Header line
NDACC Data Quality Flag
NDACC Filenaming
NDACC Variable Recommendations
Ozonesonde Guidelines
GEOMS/HDF FTIR
Lidar
Microwave
UVVis DOAS
Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard (GEOMS)
Network of Remote Sensing (NORS)
  NORS Data User Guide
  NORS Uncertainty Budgets
  Additional NORS Documents