Description ESA test data - various science file
Contact David Giaretta
Datatypename Science dadta
Example See
Source ESA



This is a collection a several ESA data files from the GOME satellite. As science data, in general various aspects may be visualised/rendered during its analysis, but there is no single preferred rendering. Moreover the important capability is to be able to understand the semantics associated with the various individual data elements so that they can be combined with other data sources.

Designated Community

The most specific would be: Science users - those with a knowledge of Earth Observation. The most general would be citizen scientists e.g. reasonably intelligent individuals with a level of knowledge up to but not including university/college education.

Preservation objectives

Designated Community should be able to extract and use scientific information about the Ozone concentration so that they can determine

Specific issues

GOME SAFE data file has a significant amount of documentation and also DRB detailed descriptions of the data down to the bit level. There may also be a significant amount of software available to examine the data. However any transformation of the datafile must be very carefully done in order to avoid corrupting the implicit semantic links between various data elements. Moreover the software is not generally useful for combining the data with other information.

Rendered n
Static y
Simple n
Passive y
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Topic revision: r2 - 2012-06-05 - DavidGiaretta
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