The Importance of Maintaining Earth Observational Data for Long-Term Climate Record Reconstruction

2019-07-31T19:36:28Z (GMT) by Emily Sylak-Glassman
•Discoverability: for future users to find the data, it’s helpful to archive the data in multiple, major, easily identified locations.
•Accessibility: data formats are inevitably going to change over time. To make sure data is still accessible, data should be stored in multiple formats, at least a non-proprietary and well-described format and whatever the prevailing format of the time is. For example, for a document, using .rtf or .txt and .doc would be helpful. Periodic technology refreshes can also help keep data up-to-date.
•Usability: Given that new technologies will have emerged, calibration abilities will have changed, it is best to provide both raw and calibrated data and thorough descriptions of instruments, data collection procedures, and any transformations that are performed or should be performed.

This presentation was given in July 2019 at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting held in Tacoma, Washington.