IN050:
Quality and Trustworthiness of Earth Science Data



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Session ID#: 26458

Session Description:
Earth science data quality and trustworthiness remain a big challenge with the growing diversity of datasets, the expanding needs of the scientific community, and scrutiny by public decision/policy-makers. Comprehensive, standardized, and accessible quality information, e.g. uncertainty, lineage and provenance, and complete and contemporaneous metadata/documentation is key for the trustworthiness of Earth science data. Researchers and public users need to efficiently find, access, and evaluate the quality level of Earth science data against their needs. Papers in this session cover topics on quality and trustworthiness of Earth science data, including: best practices for improving the capturing, describing, availability, and usage of Earth science data quality; assessment, characterization, and expression of data uncertainty, accuracy and precision; quality indicators for users to intuitively judge data quality; applications that manage and leverage quality information to improve user experience on data discovery and assist users to evaluate the fitness-for-use of Earth science data.
Primary Convener:  Yaxing Wei, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Conveners:  Steven J Worley, National Center for Atmospheric Research, CISL/DSS, Boulder, CO, 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
Co-Organized with:
Earth and Space Science Informatics, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change, and Ocean Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Christopher J Merchant, University of Reading, Wokingham, United Kingdom
Yanan Xin and Guido Cervone, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
Zhong Liu, George Mason University Fairfax, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS), Fairfax, VA, United States; NASA GSFC GES DISC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Chung-Lin Shie, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Code 610.2, Greenbelt, MD, United States and David J Meyer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC Code 610.2, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Gillian Sharer1, Laura Keyson1, Mary E. Templeton1, Bruce Weertman1, Kyle Smith2, Justin R Sweet3, Carl Tape2, Robert E Casey1 and Tim Ahern1, (1)IRIS, Data Management Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)IRIS, Socorro, NM, United States
Ethan James Heck1, Braden Owsley2, Geoffrey M Henebry3 and Kirsten de Beurs2, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Norman, OK, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Norman, OK, United States, (3)South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States
David F Moroni, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Hampapuram Ramapriyan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cent, Greenbelt, MD, 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 and Yaxing Wei, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Thomas J Hearty III1, Bruce Vollmer1, Jennifer C Wei2, Paul M. Huwe3, Arif Albayrak2, Dong Liang Wu4, Richard I Cullather5, Dave L. Meyer6, Jae N. Lee7, John M Blaisdell4, Joel Susskind4 and Sophie Nowicki8, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)ADNET Systems Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)NASA/GSFC Code 610.1, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Greenbelt, United States, (7)UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY, Greenbelt, United States, (8)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Sarah M Champion, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites North Carolina State, Leicester, NC, United States and Kenneth Kunkel, CICS-NC/NCDC, Asheville, NC, United States
Tiffany Joi Mathews, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Weiguo Han and Matthew Jochum, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States