204 Preserving, Archiving, and Displaying Airborne Datasets at NOAA / AOML’s Hurricane Research Division

Thursday, 19 April 2018
Champions DEFGH (Sawgrass Marriott)
Jonathan Zawislak, Univ. of Miami/Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies and NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and H. Holbach, B. W. Klotz, F. Marks, and S. Murillo

The Data Display, Archival, and Legacy (DDAL) Working Group at NOAA/AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) was created to ensure the preservation of decades of invaluable aircraft datasets that HRD has collected, and to establish good data management and life cycle practices for those datasets. Another role of the DDAL Working Group is to interact with the users community to ensure that HRD is responsive to their needs for dataset exploration, download, and visualization. This presentation outlines ongoing and future efforts at HRD to preserve, archive, and display airborne datasets collected by instruments on the NOAA P-3 and G-IV. The first part of the presentation will review what HRD personnel are doing to preserve datasets collected during the annual hurricane field program. The second part of the presentation will demonstrate, in the context of this years’ hurricane season, the aircraft instrument products currently made available, review the current layout of our website, and discuss other documentation that is available, such as logs and mission summaries kept by HRD personnel that were on the flights. The final part of the presentation will offer future plans for the dataset architecture and data visualization. One of the key objectives of this presentation is to elicit feedback from attendees (our users community) on what they like about how we currently provide our data and what improvements they would like to see implemented in the future.
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