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)
HDF to netCDF Conversion Tools
Network of Remote Sensing (NORS)
    NORS Data User Guide
    NORS Uncertainty Budgets
    Additional NORS Documents