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Welcome to the website of the project "Atmosphären-Modelldaten: Datenqualität, Kurationskriterien und DOI-Branding" (AtMoDat). AtMoDat 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 atmospheric research.
  • We plan either (a) to aim at extending the DataCite metadata schema by a new Data Maturity Indicator property or (b) to create a discipline-specific quality standard based on the current DataCite metadata schema by stricter specifications for the content of existing metadata properties and by new requirements on the file format and structure.

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Project Partners

  • The German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ) is a central service center for German simulation-based climate and earth system research by providing high performance computers, data storage, and further services for this research community. 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. [Read more …]
  • The Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library (Technische Informationsbibliothek, TIB) is the German National Library of Science and Technology covering 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. [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. [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. [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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