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Name of repository The World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
Additional name WDC-RSAT
WDC - Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
Weltdatenzentrum für die Fernerkundung der Atmosphäre
Repository URL http://wdc.dlr.de/
Subjects Atmospheric Science Atmospheric Science and Oceanography Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Crystallography Geophysics and Geodesy Geosciences (including Geography) Natural Sciences
Description The World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, WDC-RSAT, offers scientists and the general public free access (in the sense of a “one-stop shop”) to a continuously growing collection of atmosphere-related satellite-based data sets (ranging from raw to value added data), information products and services. Focus is on atmospheric trace gases, aerosols, dynamics, radiation, and cloud physical parameters. Complementary information and data on surface parameters (e.g. vegetation index, surface temperatures) is also provided. This is achieved either by giving access to data stored at the data center or by acting as a portal containing links to other providers.
Content types Archived data Databases Images Raw data Scientific and statistical data formats Structured graphics
Keywords satellite data missions sensors air quality forecasting and monitoring Stratospheric Ozone Monitoring; Solar Energy virtual lab sunburn time trace gases aerosols clouds solar radiation land surface parameters bio-energy meteorology dynamics spectroscopy data mesopause change weather convention monitoring renewable energies air quality health hazard early detection temperatures cloud parameters sea surface validation atmosphere remote sensing
Repository type disciplinary
institutional
Mission statement for designated community http://wdc.dlr.de/about/
Research data repository language(s) eng
Data and/or service provider serviceProvider
dataProvider

Responsible institutions (3)

Institution name German Aerospace Center, Earth Observation Center, German Remote Sensing Data Center of the German Aerospace Center
Additional name Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Earth Observation Center, Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum
DLR
DFD
EOC
URL http://www.dlr.de/eoc/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-5278/8856_read-15911/
Contact http://wdc.dlr.de/about/contact.php
http://www.dlr.de/eoc/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-5278/8856_read-15911/
Country Germany
Type(s) of responsibility general
technical
Type of institution non-profit
Start date of responsibility 2003
Institution name International Council for Science
Additional name ICSU
URL http://www.icsu.org/
Country France
Type(s) of responsibility funding
Type of institution non-profit
Start date of responsibility 2003
Institution name World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch
Additional name WMO
GAW
URL http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/world_data_ctres.html
Country Switzerland
Type(s) of responsibility funding
Type of institution non-profit
Start date of responsibility 2003

Terms (2)

Policy name Certification of WDS Members
URL http://www.icsu-wds.org/community/membership/certification
Policy name ICSU World Data System Constitution
URL http://www.icsu-wds.org/organization/constitution

Legal aspects

Database access
Type of access to research data repository open
Data access
Type of access to data restricted
restricted
Data access restriction type(s) registration
feeRequired
Data licences (2)
License name other
License URL http://www.icsu-wds.org/services/data-policy
License name other
License URL http://wdc.dlr.de/data_products/data_use_policy.php
Data upload
Type of data upload closed

Standards

Name of the repository software unknown
Persistent identifier system DOI
Data citation guideline http://wdc.dlr.de/data_products/data_use_policy.php
Quality management yes
Certificates and Standards WDS
other

Application programming interfaces (3)

API type other
URL http://wdc.dlr.de/data_products/SPECTRA/opac/forms/
API type OAI-PMH
URL http://wgiss.ceos.org/meetings/wgiss27/WGISS_27_Toulouse/05.13.2009/5.13_10.30_2_WDC-RSAT.pdf
API type other
URL http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/orgs.html

Remarks

Remarks WDC-RSAT is the most recent data center in the WMO-WDC family. As part of the family of the ICSU-World Data Services, WDC-RSAT is by definition integrated and linked to other WDC’s worldwide. WDC-RSAT serves as a communication and data management platform for the recently established international and global Network for the Detection of Mesopause Change (NDMC). As part of the family of the ICSU-World Data Services, WDC-RSAT is by definition integrated and linked to other WDC’s worldwide. Especially, the German ICSU WDC’s (WDC-Climate, WDC-Mare, WDC-Terra, and WDC-RSAT) have formed in 2004 the “WDC-Cluster on Earth System Research” in order to promote interdisciplinary research related to Earth sciences.
Entry date 2012-11-05
Last update 2014-07-31

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