- This pilot develops a critical capability for NCPP to provide translational information related to regional and local climate information.
- This pilot is being developed as part of a larger goal to provide climate assessment products that are derived from datasets accessible online through standard web-based protocols.
- This pilot develops some new features: 1) web services that will be able to access datasets and invoke other services across multiple institutions and data centers using well-established internet protocols, 2) standard templates that can be used to structure, display, and search translational information, and 3) a limited amount of translational information about datasets, interpretation of derived products, and narratives about those derived products.
- In addition, this pilot will contribute to the development of a platform where users may compare and evaluate the performance of different datasets, thus serving NCPP's goal of the evaluation and validation of downscaled climate projections.
- This pilot will contribute to a set of standard web services that will support ongoing climate assessments including the continuing efforts of the National Climate Assessment. As much as possible, this pilot will leverage the work done by other organizations and will provide full credit when doing so.
- These web services may be incorporated into data services accessed through the climate.gov portal.
- A long term goal will be, working with our partners at USGS and in NOAA's Global Interoperability Program, to develop an open architecture to connect data from the Earth System Grid, which houses the CMIP3 and CMIP5 global models and the NARCCAP downscaled data, with the USGS Derivatives Portal, which will serve several statistically downscaled datasets as well as a new dynamically downscaled dataset.
Last Update: July 12, 2012, 2:58 p.m. by Galina Guentchev