TJ38.2 Usable Science—integration of atmospheric data with traditional GIS tools (invited)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 2:00 PM
Room 12B (Austin Convention Center)
Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and O. Wilhelmi

There is a growing demand for climate model projections by a number of different user domains who are not familiar with atmospheric science and climate models. The questions being asked today require interdisciplinary research and collaboration between multiple domains. Creating usable science has never been more critical to solving our worlds' problems. GIS is an ideal tool to act as the interface and integrating component to answer these questions and to perform interdisciplinary work. This talk will focus on the work done by the GIS Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to make atmospheric data formats interoperable with common GIS data and tools. As well as, focus on the work done to make the data and science usable through metadata standards and creation, and the development of climate products aggregated to common temporal intervals ideal for impacts studies.
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