SuomiNet - Data

SuomiNet - Data



Suominet data are freely available in various formats to help facilitate access to both raw and derived data products. If you use these data for scientific research, we would appreciate an acknowledgment of both UCAR and Suominet. A suitable reference is:
Ware, R.H. D. W. Fulker, S. A. Stein, D. N. Anderson, S. K. Avery, R. D. Clark, K. Droegemeier, J. P. Kuettner, and J. B. Minster, 2000: Suominet: A real-time national GPS network for atmospheric research and education. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 81, 677-694. Reference Link

Raw data in the Receiver INdependent EXchange (RINEX) format are distributed through the UNAVCO archive.
Click here to get data in RINEX format.

The derived data product of column integrated precipitable water (PW) can be accessed in various formats and styles. The default data distribution format is netCDF. For automated delivery of netCDF files, please use the Local Data Manager. These files are also available for download. Click here to get data in netCDF format.

Tabular ASCII files of PW are also available. These files can be downloaded by station or by network. Network solutions for the North American stations (excluding Alaska) are available as both real-time and post processed data products. The global network is available as a post processed data product. Click here to get data in ASCII format.

Please contact us at maggie@ucar.edu if you would have comments or questions related to these data products.



Raw GPS Observation Files
Data Format Download Option Description File Format File Access
RINEX Raw Data per Station Daily raw GPS and MET data files in rinex format Download from the UNAVCO Archive Data Center Download


Precipitable Water Estimates (Binary)
Data Format Download Option Description File Format File Access
NETCDF Combined North America Network - Daily Daily netcdf files for the North America solution - Also available as generated via LDM feed CsuPWVd_YYYY.DDD.00.00.1440_nc
i.e: CsuPWVd_2007.112.00.00.1440_nc
Download
NETCDF Combined North America Network - Hourly Hourly netcdf files for the North America solution - Also available as generated via LDM feed CsuPWVh_YYYY.DDD.HH.MM.0060_nc
i.e: CsuPWVh_2007.084.23.00.0060_nc
Download
NETCDF Combined GLOBAL Network - Daily Daily netcdf files for the Global solution - Also available as generated via LDM feed GsuPWVd_YYYY.DDD.HH.MM.1440_nc
i.e: GsuPWVd_2007.085.00.00.1440_nc
Download


Precipitable Water Estimates (ASCII)

*** The file columns are: **
 DAYofYear    PWV    PWVerr    ZenithDelay    SrfcPress      SrfcTemp      SrfcRH
 DDD.YYYY     (mm)    (mm)        (mm)         (mbar)      (Centigrade)     (%)
Data Format Download Option Description File Format File Access
ASCII Combined North America Network - Daily Daily PWV files for the entire North America Network SUOd_YYYY.DDD.HH.PWV
i.e: SUOd_2007.065.00.PWV
Download
ASCII Combined North America Network - Hourly Hourly PWV files for the entire North America Network SUOh_YYYY.DDD.HH.MM.PWV
i.e: SUOh_2007.085.00.00.PWV
Download
ASCII Combined Global Network - Daily Daily PWV files for the entire Global Network GSUd_YYYY.DDD.HH.PWV
i.e: GSUd_2007.085.00.PWV
Download
ASCII Specific station - All year hourly North America sites processed hourly STATnrt_YYYY.plt
i.e: SA00nrt_2007.plt
Download
ASCII Specific station - All year daily North America sites processed daily STATpp_YYYY.plt
i.e: SA00pp_2007.plt
Download
ASCII Specific station - All year daily Global sites processed daily STA_YYYYglobal.plt
i.e: THU3_2008global.plt
Download

LLH Table - North American Stations


LLH Table - Global Stations