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DOI 10.5286/raltr.2010009
Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/52575
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Record Id 52575
Title Data storage standards for the atmospheric sciences
Abstract In order to ensure the long-term usefulness of scientific data, it is essential that they are recorded using a commonly readable file format, which should ideally be self-describing. Even more importantly the files should include appropriate items of metadata, i.e. information about the data. This document will focus on the use of the Climate and Forecast (CF) metadata conventions, which have been designed for use together with the netCDF file format. They are designed to capture details which are often common-knowledge within the research groups who operate instruments but which might not be documented elsewhere. Consequently they are equally as important for current data usage, particularly where files are exchanged between different research groups, as they are for ensuring the long-term usefulness. This document was originally written to accompany a lecture given by the author at the Radar School, held 12th-16th May 2009, which preceded the 12th International Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar (MST12), held 17th-23rd May 2009 in London, Ontario (Canada).
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-2010-009. 2010. mst12-radar-schoo…technical-report.pdf 2010