MI3: the NCDC's master station history
Jeffrey D. Arnfield, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC
As the preeminent climatological data archive, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center receives data from many observing systems and networks. Managing the associated station information has proven a significant challenge. This paper describes the Metadata Integration and Improvement Initiative (MI3) Station History System, developed and implemented as a central repository of station information for NOAA and non-NOAA observing systems.
With a web-based user interface accessing a relational database, MI3 provides users immediate, flexible online access to rich station details for tens of thousands of current and historical observing stations. The paper briefly discusses some of the challenges overcome in developing and implementing the system, provides an overview of content and functionality and examines current and future integration with other systems. It also describes the long-term vision for the system, as well as specific content and feature enhancements now underway.
Extended Abstract (380K)
Supplementary URL: http://mi3.ncdc.noaa.gov
Joint Session 2, Distributed Earth Science Information Systems (Joint with 18th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and 22nd International Conference on Interactive Information processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology)
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, A312
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