Case Studies

April 2009 -> October 2009

Jeff Weber, Jeff McWhirter, Mohan Ramamurthy

The group's work supports each of the funding proposal's six focus areas:

1. Broadening participation and expanding community services
2. Advancing data services
3. Developing and deploying useful tools
5. Providing leadership in cyberinfrastructure
6. Promoting diversity by expanding opportunities

The Case Study effort is now fully contained within the Repository for Archiving, Managing and Accessing Diverse DAta (RAMADDA).

RAMADDA has its own status report located here.

Progress has been made incorporating the existing COMET Case Studies into RAMADDA making available the bulk of the THREDDS suite of services (OPeNDAP, catalog generation, CDL generation) and the full suite of IDV functionality for viewing, printing, and publishing back to the RAMADDA. This should breathe new life into these formerly GEMPAK-centric case studies.

The Unidata Program Center is now moving forward, within the RAMADDA framework, developing and sharing case studies and case study content. The IDV is not the only client that can access the data, any client can access the data and services. By using the IDV as the "client of choice", many of the utilities (search, visualition, product creation, publication) can be realized completely within the IDV allowing for ease of use for the end user. This process will allow for the case studies to grow and expand in depth and breadth as the community members offer and publish their views, perspectives, data sets, and products to RAMADDA for others to make use of. The content of the case studies is unlimited, it can hold raw data, data products (and show where the data is located that made the product) presentations, web sites, blogs, curriculum, lab exercises, photos, etc. This allows for rich, multi-disciplined case studies to exist, persist and grow over time.

We have been working with Gary Lackmann, (NC State and User Committee Chair), to provide access to "case studies" from his soon to be published meteorology text book. This will be a hgreat way to showcase community contributed work made available to the community via RAMADDA. We are also working closely with two groups at CU. The first is the Steffen Group, led by Konrad Steffen (Director of CIRES), and we are working to make available datasets from the Greenland Ice Sheet as well as case studies. The second is the Aerospace and Engineering Department at CU, they have been submittiing data to NSIDC of publication, and are now exploring the use of RAMADDA for data access and case study generation. The direct URL for the RAMADDA Case Study page is: RAMADDA Case Studies

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