87th AMS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 16 January 2007: 8:30 AM
In Situ Data Access
217A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA
This paper is an overview of the state of the art in providing access to in-situ data from multiple observing systems over the internet. Describes reasons for success or failure of technologies, in the spirit of Dr. Richard Feynman:

"It's a kind of scientific integrity, a principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty--a kind of leaning over backwards. For example, if you're doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid--not only what you think is right about it: other causes that could possibly explain your results; and things you thought of that you've eliminated by some other experiment, and how they worked--to make sure the other fellow can tell they have been eliminated." -- Richard Feynman, From a Caltech commencement address given in 1974 and also in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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