|Andreas V. Hense
Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Creating data in the field of meteorology is laborious; some data is generated in the course of a climate simulation, while other data is measured during a weather observation experiment. As a result, meteorologists are developing a culture of publishing and reusing data. This presentation will include a research project aimed at simplifying the meteorological data publication process through the use of a Web-based workflow software which is hosted at the site of the long-term archive World Data Center for Climate. This software solution helps to prepare publications by guiding the meteorologist through the necessary metadata review, including details about scientific quality assurance, and by supporting the publisher by carrying out technical quality assurance. The publication procedure ends with the assignment of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which is automatically registered using DataCite Web-services.
This project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; project partners are the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University oAS, the University of Bonn, and the German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum).