Here is the data link: FTP
I downloaded multiple files using the command:
ftp -i eclipse.ncdc.noaa.govI logged in with the anonymous username and was instructed to type in my email. I then cd'd to the appropriate directory. from experience, I made a very specific ls in the directory. Listing many files can take a relatively long time. The -i is necessary in order to use mget * for multiple files.
Why am I doing this? When I was a student I had read a paper by Ramanathan about outgoing LW and SST and had tried to reproduce his results. I am re-visiting that study.