IN017:
Conventions and Data Formats for Sharing Earth and Space Science Data



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Session ID#: 25038

Session Description:
AGU includes many communities that are striving to share data among themselves and with scientists in other disciplines. This data reuse depends on being able to discover, read, and understand the data. Discovery is addressed in many cases by large repositories of standard metadata and portals for exploring those repositories and downloading data. After the download, scientists face the second and third obstacles: reading and understanding. The capability to read data, and access it with tools, is controlled by the data format. Understanding the scientific content of the file, i.e. the internal metadata, the data types and the data, depends on community conventions for representing domain objects in data files. This session will bring together practitioners from across AGU to focus on successful approaches to addressing these obstacles. The goal of the session is to identify and elucidate data formats, conventions, and community strategies that help communities share data.
Primary Convener:  Ted Habermann, HDF Group, Champaign, IL, United States
Conveners:  Derick Hess, IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, Socorro, NM, United States, Jialin Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and David Durden, National Ecological Observatory Network, Battelle, Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • S - Seismology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rick B Benson1, Timothy Keith Ahern2 and Chad M Trabant2, (1)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Data Managment Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)IRIS Data Management Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Jingbo Wang1, Rui Yang2 and Benjamin James Kingston Evans2, (1)Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, (2)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Masumi Matsunaga, JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan and Yousuke Ikehata, JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
Derick Hess1, Steve Azevedo1, Nick Falco2 and Bruce C Beaudoin1, (1)IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, Socorro, NM, United States, (2)IRIS Data Management Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Ted Habermann, HDF Group, Champaign, IL, United States
Mary J. Brodzik, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Molly Hardman, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States and David G Long, Brigham Young University, Microwave Earth Remote Sensing Laboratory, Provo, UT, United States