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Title Automated Data Management for Climate Simulation
Abstract This joint MSc project analysed an existing climate simulation process, based on the UK Meteorological Office's Unified Model, and developed a software system which automated the collection and storage of metadata for the simulations. The aim was to allow researchers to reuse past simulation data in order to save valuable compute time and other resources. The project started with discussing the general scientific metadata problem and assessed the suitability of the CERA metadata model before focusing on implementing a model for the simulation model metadata. The CERA model was deemed suitable, with extensions, and a relational version of the model was implemented in a MySQL database. The prototype system was designed as a web service coupled with a web service client. It currently supports ASCII and XML output formats and direct insertion into the backend MySQL database. This design provides a flexible, platform-neutral interface, which coupled with the web ervice WSDL allows easy development of client software. Although a rudimentary web front end was implemented in PHP to search the metadata for this project, the design included integration with the CCLRC Data Portal as the ultimate search and retrieval tool.
Organisation CCLRC , ESC , ESC-DMG
Keywords Physics
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Presentation Presented at All Hands Meeting 2003, Nottingham, England, 2-4 Sep 2003. msc2002.pdf 2003