The VLBI data are archived in experiment files, organized by experimental session and frequency band. These experiment files are available in two formats, designed for use by different processing packages: binary databases (Goddard database format) and an ASCII format (NGS card). Multiple versions of the binary databases are retained in the IVS archives; the NGS card version of the experiment data is created from the last updates made to the databases.
- List of IVS VLBI sites (see IVS website for details: (http://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/org/components/ns-list.html)
- Map of IVS VLBI sites
- Experiment files from 1979 through present; master schedules can be found at: ftp://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/vlbi/ivscontrol
- Experiment files (binary Goddard database format): ~10 Kbytes-6Mbytes (compressed)
- Experiment files (ASCII NGS card format): ~10–150 Kbytes (compressed)
- Session logs
These are available under the directory ftp://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/vlbi/ivscontrol/.
Auxiliary data useful to the analysis of the VLBI data can can be found in ftp://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/vlbi/ivsdata/aux/.
More detailed information about the current and historic VLBI observing programs, including experiment schedules, observing stations, and temporal coverage, is available through the IVS website.
VLBI experiment data are available from the CDDIS in subdirectories by format type (Goddard database, NGS, SINEX) and year.
The starting directory for these files is:
Append the following directory and file names to the starting directory:
as described in the table below.
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