Download Options

On-Line Download

Command line

Besides using the online download, two alternate ways to download bulk data from our web server are

1. using rsync:

To download the QuikSCAT wind data for entire 2004, the command is
rsync -avz anonymous@airsea.jpl.nasa.gov::QUIKSCAT/wind/2004 ./
password: return key

To download January 2004, the command is
rsync -avz anonymous@airsea.jpl.nasa.gov::QUIKSCAT/wind/2004/0401* ./

To list what data are available on the rsync server, type:
rsync anonymous@airsea.jpl.nasa.gov::

If this doesn't work, then check whether port 873/tcp is blocked for outgoing packet by either client host or institutional firewall. If you don't have rsync on your system, go to http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync for download.

2. using wget:

wget -nc -r http://airsea.jpl.nasa.gov/DATA/QUIKSCAT/wind/2004/
to download the entire 2004 data.

wget -nc -r http://airsea.jpl.nasa.gov/DATA/QUIKSCAT/wind/2004/0401*
to download January 2004 data.

If you have any problems to download data, please email Xiaosu Xie at xiaosu@pacific.jpl.nasa.gov.

The "readme" file provides the file format information. If you have any problems with scatterometer data, please contact Wendy Tang at wqt@pacific.jpl.nasa.gov. For moisture transport data, please contact Xiaosu Xie at xiaosu@pacific.jpl.nasa.gov.