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User Tutorials


ESGF users find help in the sections Login/OpenID and Data Search and Download.

ESGF beginners who do not want to read much find a short instruction in the ENES portal. Our European partner also offers brief CMIP5- and CORDEX-specific pages:

CMIP5 search and download instructions
CMIP5 data structure
CORDEX search and download instructions
CORDEX data structure

CoG project managers find relevant information in the sections Projects and below.


Topic Last Updated
Create an account July 1, 2015, 2:51 p.m.
Authorization for ESGF data access May 23, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Logging in with OpenID Aug. 24, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Forgot OpenID Aug. 24, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Forgot Password Nov. 11, 2015, 10:50 a.m.
Update Password (current password required) May 28, 2015, 12:09 p.m.
Get Safari to accept the ESGF certificate Nov. 11, 2015, 10:56 a.m.
Get Chrome or Aviator to accept the ESGF certificate Nov. 11, 2015, 10:59 a.m.
Get Internet Explorer to accept the ESGF certificate Sept. 5, 2014, 2:53 p.m.
Get Firefox to accept the ESGF certificate Aug. 12, 2016, 9:37 a.m.


Data Search and Download

Topic Last Updated
What the ESGF search returns March 22, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Searching with AND/OR in the search text boxes March 22, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Download a single file with the browser Jan. 20, 2017
Data Cart basics Nov. 28, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Narrow a CMIP5 data search to just one variable April 10, 2014, 3:19 p.m.
Download data from ESGF using Wget August 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Download and browse data from ESGF with OPeNDAP Jan. 4, 2017
Download data using Globus Online Nov. 2, 2015, 3:18 p.m.
The ESGF search RESTful API Sept. 7, 2016, 11:08 a.m.



Topic Last Updated
Join a project (not required to download data) July 1, 2015, 2:51 p.m.
View a project's network Sept. 15, 2015, 12:49 p.m.
Search for projects by tag April 29, 2015, 2:53 p.m.
Save a project tag and retrieve projects with that tag April 30, 2015, 10:42 a.m.
View a project's rollup July 16, 2015, 2:21 p.m.


Wiki Editing

Topic Last Updated
How to use the built-in wiki system Nov. 26, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
Add a new image to a wiki page July 14, 2015, 2:31 p.m.
Add a pre-existing image to a wiki page July 16, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
Add an HTML link (to a Project File) to a wiki page July 14, 2015, 2:43 p.m.
Maximize the wiki window while editing July 16, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
Make a wiki page private Nov. 26, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
Share a wiki page with Facebook or Twitter Oct. 22, 2015, 2:27 p.m.



Topic Last Updated
Upload a File July 16, 2015, 3:26 p.m.
Update a File on the system July 16, 2015, 2:52 p.m.
Update File metadata July 16, 2015, 3:09 p.m.
Search for a File July 14, 2015, 3:02 p.m.
Delete a File July 16, 2015, 3:16 p.m.


Left Navigation Bar

Topic Last Updated
Add links to wiki pages Aug. 24, 2016, 12:32 p.m
Add links to non-CoG pages Aug. 24, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Reorder the left navigation bar (admins only) Aug. 24, 2016, 12:30 p.m.



Topic Last Updated
Resource basics July 16, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
Add a Resource to an external URL July 17, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
Add a Resource to a File (with File upload) July 17, 2015, 9:07 a.m.



Topic Last Updated
Add a news item Nov. 26, 2014, 10:45 a.m.


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