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Atmospheric data access for the geospatial user community
Author(s): John van de Vegte; Wim-Jan Som de Cerff; Gijsbertus H. J. van den Oord; Raymond Sluiter; Ian A. van der Neut; Maarten Plieger; Richard M. van Hees; Richard A. M. de Jeu; Michael E. Schaepman; Marc R. Hoogerwerf; Nikée E. Groot; Ben Domenico; Stefano Nativi; Olga V. Wilhelmi
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Paper Abstract

Historically the atmospheric and meteorological communities are separate worlds with their own data formats and tools for data handling making sharing of data difficult and cumbersome. On the other hand, these information sources are becoming increasingly of interest outside these communities because of the continuously improving spatial and temporal resolution of e.g. model and satellite data and the interest in historical datasets. New user communities that use geographically based datasets in a cross-domain manner are emerging. This development is supported by the progress made in Geographical Information System (GIS) software. The current GIS software is not yet ready for the wealth of atmospheric data, although the faint outlines of new generation software are already visible: support of HDF, NetCDF and an increasing understanding of temporal issues are only a few of the hints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6749, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VII, 674910 (29 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737288
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John van de Vegte, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Wim-Jan Som de Cerff, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Gijsbertus H. J. van den Oord, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Raymond Sluiter, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Ian A. van der Neut, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Maarten Plieger, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Richard M. van Hees, SRON Nationaal Instituut voor Ruimteonderzoek (Netherlands)
Richard A. M. de Jeu, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Michael E. Schaepman, Wageningen Univ. (Netherlands)
Marc R. Hoogerwerf, Wageningen Univ. (Netherlands)
Nikée E. Groot, Wageningen Univ. (Netherlands)
Ben Domenico, Univ. Corp. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Stefano Nativi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Olga V. Wilhelmi, Univ. Corp. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6749:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VII
Manfred Ehlers; Ulrich Michel, Editor(s)

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