Accessing Quick Looks for ARM Archive Data Files
(2/5/98; revised 8/18/2010 Giri Palanisamy and Raymond A. McCord)Daily quick look plots for the ARM data files are being generated by the ARM Archive. The quick looks are only available for datastream specific primary measurements. Users can view these quick look plots using the ARM Thumbnail Browser, Data Browser, Instruments List page, Data Cart page, or by browsing the directory tree.
1) Viewing Quick Looks using the ARM Thumbnail Browser The ARM Thumbnail Browser allows the user to view thumbnails and quick looks based on their selection. This application allows the user to select multiple datastreams and measurements to view thumbnail images.
Click the following link to go to the ARM Thumbnail Browser
2) Viewing Quick Looks using ARM Data Browser
The ARM Data Browser allows the user to view thumbnails one
month at a time. The following steps explains how the user can access
quick looks by using the Data Browser.
Step 1: Login to the archive at http://www.archive.arm.gov and select Data Browser Interface
Step 3: Based on the interface selected, the user will be asked to answer various queries (e.g. date range, instruments or measurements, facilities, datastreams etc..) and finally the 'data selection summary page' will be displayed.
The summary table in this page (refer to below image) displays the available number of quick looks for the selected datastreams.
Step 4: Click the "Quick Looks" button to
proceed to quick looks page
Step 5:Select a datastream and a measurement from the list and proceed to thumbnail page (refer to below image). Click any of the thumbnail to view quick looks
Thumbnails for Narrowband Direct Normal Irradiance from MFRSR from September 2003 from SGP. Click the thumbnail to view detailed dataplot.
Sample quick look page
Quick looks for Narrowband for MFRSR from September 3, 2003 from SGP
Step 5: Close quick look popup window and go back to thumbnails window to view other quick looksStep 6: Close thumbnail popup window and go back to the ARM data browser main window to order files or change search criteria
3) Viewing Quick Looks from the ARM Instruments List Page
4) Viewing Quick Looks from the ARM Data Cart Page
5) Quick Looks by Directory
Quick looks are organized by year, site, datastream,