BO X INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS Scientific Data Stewardship Lessons Learned from a Satellite-Data Rescue Effort BY KENNET H R . KNAPP, JOH N J . BATES, AN D BRUC E BARKSTROM n the past, archived paper records proved sturdy resolutio n data were originally saved in hopes that enoug h to last mor e tha n a century. In such cases, increase s in compute r power woul d allow thei r use I a n archive s primar y requirement was to keep the sometim e in the future, bu t they ha d received no record s legible. In contrast, digital records are more active review, only passive storage. susceptible to loss of informatio n due to a chang e of Whil e some of th e issues we encountere d in rescu- media , operating system, etc. A case in point is the in g th e dat a occurre d because of now-obsolet e meth- dat a of th e Internationa l Satellite Clou d Climatology ods, man y experiences are still relevant to reducing Projec t (ISCCP). Certainly, time s were ver y differen t th e wor k of preservin g informatio n
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 2007
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