April 2014 Documentation Cluster Telecon


1) John Kozimor (NOAA) - WMO metadata work
2) TBA


ACDD – John Graybeal  (Note: See all ACDD-related telecons at http://commons.esipfed.org/taxonomy/term/983 )

·         http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Attribute_Convention_for_Data_Discovery_1-2_Working

·         The problem is – when a utility updates a file but doesn’t update the metadata, specifically with regard to changing extent.

·         Created NetCDF Utilities meta data Handling http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/NetCDF_Utilities_Metadata_Handling


·         Walt – depends on the data manager how things work – different between on-ground and reality

·         Can’t make things a requirement/mandatory if ALL use cases can’t meet it

·         Ed – could add a paragraph to the page about being cognizant of various attributes when creating a subset of a granule

·         John G.is worried about bringing this into ACDD

·         What is stopping ACDD 1.2 from being finalized? – Not sure – possibly the OK from some of the original “principle” people (like Nan and Derek)

Summer meeting

·         Have 2 sessions submitted.  Did not come to a consensus that we needed any further sessions. Would like to include some ACDD, but just adding it to an existing session.

WMO (World Meteorological Organization) – John Kozimor (NGDC)

·         http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/validationServicesWmo

·         http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/collectionServices

·         John will talk again next month (May)

·         He explained the rubrics (similar to ones Ted has shown in the past) and how you see what records are missing information

Habermann, T.; Armstrong, E.; April 2014 Documentation Cluster Telecon; Telecon Minutes. ESIP Commons , March 2014