Research Data Archive

Finding data | RDA utilities | Data set contents

Research Data Archive (RDA) data sets can be accessed within the CISL computing environment or downloaded for use elsewhere from the RDA web site.

A copy of the archive is stored in the centralized GLADE resource and so is readily accessible by Cheyenne and Casper users, and by individuals who have Data-access projects.

Finding data

The Research Data Archive "Find Data" web page

The "Find Data" tab on the Research Data Archive home page provides a complete list of all reanalysis data sets that are available through the RDA.

Data sets are numbered and stored in directories that are named in this format: dsnnn.n (ds431.0, for example). If you don't know the number of the data set you need, browse or search the web site to find the data set and number.

Once you have identified the data set number, you can get a list of the files it contains through the RDA web site or in this subdirectory:


RDA utilities

Use the isd-s3 utility to perform I/O operations on Stratus, the CISL object storage system. This utility can be accessed under /glade/u/app/contrib.

Data set contents

To get a list of the contents of each subdirectory:

  • Go to the RDA web site.
  • Enter the nnn.n value in the Go to Dataset field in the upper-right corner of the page.
  • Click the Data Access tab on the next screen. (See image at right)
  • Click the GLADE File Listing link.

This file in GLADE provides additional information:

  • /glade/collections/rda/data/README_rda-data_contents