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Metafor: Common metadata for climate modelling digital repositories

Callaghan, Sarah and Pascoe, Charlotte L and Guilyardi, Eric (2010) Metafor: Common metadata for climate modelling digital repositories. Other. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis.

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A poster about common metadata for climate modelling repositories. More people than ever now have a need to discover the results of climate models in order to prepare for and mitigate against the potentially severe impacts of global climate change. But climate modelling is a complex process, which requires accurate and complete metadata (data describing data) in order to identify, assess and use the climate data stored in digital repositories. Simulations have a key role in constructing understanding and producing predictions in climate science. But it can be difficult to discriminate between two simulations, even when you were responsible for producing them! Existing documentation currently revolves around (at best) the runtime, but not the scientific detail and relevance of the model components. There is little or no documentation of the “simulation context” (the whys and wherefores and issues associated with any particular simulation).

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: Data and Information
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: Dr Charlotte L Pascoe
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 16:01
URI: http://cedadocs.ceda.ac.uk/id/eprint/1162

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