I am trying to download precipitation data from the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library maproom, but they ask for a log in password.
Any idea how to register for this website?
That page has a search box. If you search for password you find many links with additional information.
From an XML file in the search results:
Datasets are password accessible to anyone who is an IRI staff member, no matter where the person is located (i.e., not restricted to the IRI building)
User will also need to be registered at BADC as a data user. The email to BADC support is to request permission to access data via the Data Library rather than from BADC directly.
That makes me wonder if you can get access at all, but it never hurts to try.
It seems that access to datasets is split up and you may need to do several requests.
From their Technical Q&A:
Maps of climatological wind speed, geopotential, surface height, surface pressure, specific humidity, 2-meter temperature,and zonal and meridional wind are publicly available within the Data Library.
You will need to contact ECMWF directly to acquire any additional data.
Distribution of the CRU TS3.0 data set is now handled by the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC). To access the TS3.0 data set from BADC, one must register as a data user at BADC (see http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/reg/user_register_info.html).
With the permission of BADC, we have established a mechanism to allow registered users to download TS3.0 data via the IRI Data Library. If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we can then provide you with password access to the TS3.0 data set in the Data Library.