Keywords

data portal, climate change, cyber-infrastructure, data resources, software tools, Nevada

Location

Session A1: Leveraging Cyberinfrastructure to Advance Scientific Productivity and Reproducibility in the Water Sciences

Start Date

16-6-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

16-6-2014 3:20 PM

Abstract

Created with support from an NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant completed in 2013, the Nevada Climate Change Portal (NCCP) serves as a cyberinfrastructure hub that provides data and computing resources for scientists studying the effects of climate change in Nevada. In particular, the NCCP has been designed for data acquisition, storage, access, and processing in support of long-term assessment of climate variability in Nevada and its impact on the state’s ecological and hydrological systems. The NCCP also serves as a central repository of climate-related information for other stakeholders, including educators, students, and the public. In this paper we describe the portal’s role within the larger Nevada Climate-Ecohydrology Assessment Network (NevCAN), present the architectural solutions employed in building the NCCP, and overview the main components of the portal. These components include data resources available, tools to retrieve and process data, software solutions to facilitate scientific research, information about research sites (transects), people involved, tutorials, and libraries of publications, photos, and videos. Among the tools available for accessing and processing data, the portal’s original “data search interface,” described in some detail in the paper, enables data selection from sites, downloading, and visualization. Currently, we plan to extend NCCP to incorporate datasets and data processing resources pertaining to new projects. The target of this expansion, the Nevada Research Data Center (NRDC), will include, among other things, a Nevada-wide project focused on researching the interconnections between solar energy production, water, and the environment. A short discussion of this planned expansion is also included in the paper.

 
Jun 16th, 2:00 PM Jun 16th, 3:20 PM

An Overview of the Nevada Climate Change Portal

Session A1: Leveraging Cyberinfrastructure to Advance Scientific Productivity and Reproducibility in the Water Sciences

Created with support from an NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant completed in 2013, the Nevada Climate Change Portal (NCCP) serves as a cyberinfrastructure hub that provides data and computing resources for scientists studying the effects of climate change in Nevada. In particular, the NCCP has been designed for data acquisition, storage, access, and processing in support of long-term assessment of climate variability in Nevada and its impact on the state’s ecological and hydrological systems. The NCCP also serves as a central repository of climate-related information for other stakeholders, including educators, students, and the public. In this paper we describe the portal’s role within the larger Nevada Climate-Ecohydrology Assessment Network (NevCAN), present the architectural solutions employed in building the NCCP, and overview the main components of the portal. These components include data resources available, tools to retrieve and process data, software solutions to facilitate scientific research, information about research sites (transects), people involved, tutorials, and libraries of publications, photos, and videos. Among the tools available for accessing and processing data, the portal’s original “data search interface,” described in some detail in the paper, enables data selection from sites, downloading, and visualization. Currently, we plan to extend NCCP to incorporate datasets and data processing resources pertaining to new projects. The target of this expansion, the Nevada Research Data Center (NRDC), will include, among other things, a Nevada-wide project focused on researching the interconnections between solar energy production, water, and the environment. A short discussion of this planned expansion is also included in the paper.