Keywords

geoscience models, catalogs, interoperability, EarthCube

Location

Session A2: Sharing Scientific Environmental Data and Models

Start Date

17-6-2014 3:40 PM

End Date

17-6-2014 5:20 PM

Abstract

As part of the NSF EarthCube cross-domain interoperability roadmap and the CINERGI (Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geoscience Interoperability) projects, we assembled and analysed several catalogs of environmental models. The goals of this work included analysis of patterns of pre-model data flows from multiple domains and consistent cataloguing models across multiple model collections using a common set of metadata fields. This paper presents status updates and initial analytical results along these goals. We explored model registries assembled by NOAA and EPA, as well as model descriptions created within CSDMS, ESMF and TESS projects. These model metadata collections were visualized and analysed using an online faceted search interface. In each case, model metadata differed across collections depending on the scope, objectives and methods used to assemble each inventory. This heterogeneity precludes efficient model linking or compatibility analysis, as well as model discovery across collections. The paper focuses on the first steps in exploring and visualizing such inventories, discussing and comparing the respective metadata models, and analysing cross-domain pre-model data flows.

 
Jun 17th, 3:40 PM Jun 17th, 5:20 PM

Exploring Environmental Model Catalogs

Session A2: Sharing Scientific Environmental Data and Models

As part of the NSF EarthCube cross-domain interoperability roadmap and the CINERGI (Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geoscience Interoperability) projects, we assembled and analysed several catalogs of environmental models. The goals of this work included analysis of patterns of pre-model data flows from multiple domains and consistent cataloguing models across multiple model collections using a common set of metadata fields. This paper presents status updates and initial analytical results along these goals. We explored model registries assembled by NOAA and EPA, as well as model descriptions created within CSDMS, ESMF and TESS projects. These model metadata collections were visualized and analysed using an online faceted search interface. In each case, model metadata differed across collections depending on the scope, objectives and methods used to assemble each inventory. This heterogeneity precludes efficient model linking or compatibility analysis, as well as model discovery across collections. The paper focuses on the first steps in exploring and visualizing such inventories, discussing and comparing the respective metadata models, and analysing cross-domain pre-model data flows.