IN14A:
Approaches to Improved Collection and Dissemination of Earth Science Data Quality Information I


Session ID#: 10683

Session Description:
This session seeks to explore and discuss existing Earth science data quality and usability challenges, along with proposed and existing solutions, faced by data providers/stewards and data producers. Data providers/stewards are responsible for archival and dissemination of data, metadata, and associated documentation as well as technological tools or services to enhance data discovery and access. Data producers are responsible for production of datasets and characterizing their quality and uncertainties.  This session seeks papers with examples of and solutions to data quality challenges addressing topics including: assessment, characterization and expression of uncertainty, accuracy and precision, developing and applying confidence levels as data quality flag parameters, quality-filtered data search/extraction, developing/implementing standardized quality metrics, and quality-centric metadata. Solutions to data quality challenges may be considered within the following sub-topics: data and system architecture, interoperability, automated technologies, crowd-sourcing, code-sharing and re-use, and cloud computing.
Primary Convener:  David F Moroni, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Hampapuram Ramapriyan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States; Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States and Ge Peng, NC State University and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States
Chairs:  David F Moroni, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Ge Peng, NC State University and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States
OSPA Liaison:  David F Moroni, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • C - Cryosphere
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0758 Remote sensing [CRYOSPHERE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4599 General or miscellaneous [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, David F Moroni, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Ge Peng, NC State University and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States
Robert R Downs, Columbia University, CIESIN, Palisades, NY, United States, Ge Peng, NC State University and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States, Yaxing Wei, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States and David F Moroni, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Anusuriya Devaraju, University of Queensland, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Brisbane, Australia and Jens F Klump, CSIRO, Mineral Resources, Perth, Australia
Sarah M Champion, North Carolina State University, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies, Leicester, NC, United States and Kenneth Kunkel, CICS-NC/NCDC, Asheville, NC, United States
Nancy A Ritchey, NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC, United States and Ge Peng, NC State University and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union, Open Science Leadership, Washington, United States
Zhong Liu, George Mason University Fairfax, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS), Fairfax, VA, United States and Gil Heo, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
David F Moroni, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Ross Bagwell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Robert R Downs, Columbia University of New York, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Palisades, United States