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About AtMoDat

The exchange and interpretation of climate model data is of importance far beyond the climate research community, but is currently hampered by the lack of comprehensive quality assurance measures and coordinated curation criteria. In meteorology and climate research, data quality and data curation standards are primarily established and applied in large, internationally coordinated model intercomparison studies (MIPs, e.g. Coupled Model Intercomparison Project - CMIP).

However, quality assured data and transparent curation criteria are important to ensure effective partial and subsequent usability of research data by other research communities and public authorities. In this context, the AtMoDat project (Atmosphären-Modelldaten: Datenqualität, Kurationskriterien und DOI-Branding) focusses on two aspects:

  • CMIP data standards will be adapted to the needs of smaller MIPs and to urban-scale climate research.
  • The existing DataCite meta data 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.

AtMoDat is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) for three years.

Details on AtMoDat

A more detailed description of the AtMoDat is provided here.

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Project Partners

The four project partners of the AtMoDat project a briefly presented: German Climate Computing Center, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library, University of Hamburg and University of Leipzig.

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BMBF Gross Crop

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

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