Direct FTP Access

In addition to obtaining CloudSat data products from the Data Ordering page, you can also access them directly on our FTP server at ftp.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu.  Use your website credentials to log in.  If you don't already have an account, create one.

Data files on the FTP server are organized in the following structure:

  • Product.version (e.g., 2B-FLXHR.P2_R04)
  • Year (e.g., 2008)
  • Day of year (e.g., 007)

You can automate data retrieval by using a script.  If you don't have one you can find a Perl script on our Software Tools page under the Resources tab above.