U.S. Southern Ocean GLOBEC
8 January 2001
Each science investigator should complete this
survey and return it to Julie Morgan before leaving the meeting.
· Every SO
GLOBEC project is required to provide data results for access to other
researchers and for long-term archiving.
· Below is
a questionnaire about the nature of data you will provide.
· The results
of this survey will be: (1) posted on the SO GLOBEC web site as a reference
to other PIs to help facilitate cooperation between
projects, and (2) used by the Data Management Office to help plan for Data
· Some questions
might not be applicable to your project, but any information you provide
will be helpful.
OTHER TECHNICAL CONTACTS:
END DATE OF PROJECT:
1. When do you anticipate having data
available for other SO GLOBEC researchers?
O within six months
O one year after
2. Please indicate the nature(s) of data
you plan to provide.
O cruise data (please
O modeling results
O laboratory results
O instrument name/type
O other (please
3. What is the spatial coverage (e.g.,
meters, km, entire WAP study region) of your data?
4. What is the spatial resolution of
5. What is the temporal coverage (e.g.,
minutes, hours, days, seasonal) of your data?
6. What is the temporal resolution of
7. Will your data be provided in a regular
gridded format, or in some other format? Please describe in some detail
(e.g., approx. number of dimensions, size of dimensions, ungridded distribution
map, etc.). This is useful information for model development.
8. Please estimate (at least roughly)
the amount of data you anticipate providing (in Mbytes, Gbytes, etc.).
O less than one megabyte
O several megabytes
O Gigabyte or more
O don't know
9. The U.S. GLOBEC data management
office uses the client/server JGOFS software to serve data over the web.
This software permits data to be served from many different data servers.
A data server is simply a computer running the JGOFS software and one that
is a web site. It is preferable that the data reside at the contributor's
site and be served from their computer so that it is more easily kept up
to date and the contributor can better control what data are available.
However, if for some reason the contributor does not want to serve his/her
own data, the data can be copied to the data management office computer
and served from there. For more information about becoming a data server
see http://globec.whoi.edu/ globec-dir/jgofs-server.html.
In terms of data serving, do you prefer:
O serving your own data from your own computer
O providing a copy of your data to the U.S. GLOBEC data management office
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