ARM Catalog Browser Documentation

Below is a guide to using the Catalog Browser Interface.



Step-by-step tutorial for using the ARM Catalog Browser Interface (click on the image to enlarge)

To begin, go to the ARM Archive website and select the Catalog Browser Interface. You will be asked to enter your Archive user information. If you are a returning user, enter your ARM Archive user ID or email address and click " Sign in." If you do not have an account set up at the ARM Archive, click "Sign up" and follow the brief registration process.

Select the ARM Site and Year for which you are interested in data. Follow the rows/columns and click on the corresponding number (which refers to the number of files for that particular year/site combination). Blank entries indicate no files for that year/site combination.

Next, use the rows/columns to select a Facility Type and Instrument Category combination. Blank entries indicate no files for that particular facility/category combination.

Next, use the rows/columns to select an Instrument Code and Data Level combination. Blank entries indicate no files for that particular code/data level combination.

Choose a month by clicking the number below the month you are interested in. The number corresponds to the number of files for that particular month (blank indicates no files).

You will then be presented with a summary of your current data selections for your review. At this point, you can add your selections to the Data Cart or continue browsing.

Every selection that is added to the Data Cart will be displayed in the "Current Selections" box. You can continue to add items to this list, or remove items you no longer want from your order.

When you are satisfied with your list of selections, click on 'Proceed to Order.' This will bring up the list of individual files, which you may then select from. By default, all files will be selected. When you are satisfied with your file selections, click on 'Order Files' to send your order to the Archive.

An order confirmation pop-up will display your reference/order number and your order time. Once the data are available for pickup, you will receive an email with a link to an FTP server. You may go to the FTP server and download the data at your convenience within the next seven days.