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Welcome to the website of the project "Atmosphären-Modelldaten: Datenqualität, Kurationskriterien und DOI-Branding" (AtMoDat), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

Project Aim

Archived research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Quality assured data and transparent curation criteria are important to ensure effective partial and subsequent reusability of research data by other research communities and public authorities. In this context, the AtMoDat focusses on two aspects:

  • CMIP (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project) data standards will be adapted to the needs of smaller MIPs (model intercomparison projects) and to urban-scale climate research.
  • The existing DataCite metadata schema will be extended to hold information on discipline-specific quality checking of the published data.

Two nationally and internationally strongly networked partners from climate research (University of Hamburg, University of Leipzig), an infrastructure operator from climate research (DKRZ) and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover form the AtMoDat consortium. [Read more …]

Project Partners

The German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central service center for German climate and earth system research. Its high performance computers, data storage and services form the central research infrastructure for simulation-based climate science in Germany. As host of the Long Term Archive "World Data Center for Climate" (LTA - WDCC), the DKRZ is interested not only in preserving model data but also in providing reusable data for interested users. In AtMoDat, the DKRZ contributes its experience in metadata and data standards such as the CF Conventions and the CMIP standard. [Read more …]

The Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library (Technische Informationsbibliothek, TIB) is the German National Library of Science and Technology including the fields of architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics. Beyond preserving printed documents, the TIB is engaged in providing and developing digital services for the scientific community. In this context, the TIB promotes Open Access and was a co-founder of DataCite e.V. In AtMoDat, the TIB contributes its experience as a DOI Service provider and developer of metadata standards. [Read more …]  

The Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg (MI UHH) develops local and global scale meteorological models, operates one of largest and most modern boundary layer wind tunnels in Europe, and offers one of the few meteorology degree programs in Germany. The working groups "Mesoscale and Microscale Modelling" and "Environmental Wind Tunnel Laboratory" of the MI participate in AtMoDat. They develop urban climate models and do practical research in the wind tunnel, respectively. Both groups are very interested in advancing the standardization of (meta-)data in their fields of research and contribute their input as practice partners to AtMoDat. [Read more …]

The research group Clouds and Global Climate of Institute for Meteorology of the University of Leipzig does cloud and precipitation modeling on regional and global scale. The group is involved in several model intercomparison projects (MIPs) and leads two of them. Standardized (meta-)data is important in MIPs to reduce time intensive manual work during the comparison phase. Therefore, the Clouds and Global Climate group is looking forward to further develop standardization in their field of research and contributes its input as practice partner to AtMoDat. [Read more …]

 

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within the framework of "Forschungsvorhaben zur Entwicklung und Erpro-bung von Kurationskrite-rien und Qualitätsstan-dards von Forschungs-daten".

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