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[THREDDS #CLT-133772]: referral request

> GLOBE's data is point data collected at sites that are geo-referenced
> (using the WGS-84 datum).  Sites have associated metadata which depends
> on the site type.  Sites are associated with schools.  Time series
> measurements of defined data sets (air temp, humidity, etc.) are taken
> at sites, and there are dependencies which are enforced between the
> data.  Dependencies can relate data set, time, and location, e.g. to
> report measurement X at a site you must also report measurement Y taken
> at the same time and measurement Z taken within an hour, at the same
> site.  Dependencies can be between sites - some site types require or
> allow supporting data to be taken at an Atmosphere site located not more
> than a certain distance from the site.  The data needs to be searchable
> by school(s), country(ies), lat, lon, elevation, type and amount of data
> reported within specified date ranges.  Data collected within specified
> time and location windows may need to be returned as if it were a single
> record.   For many data sets, it is necessary to distinguish between
> data collected in and out of the "local solar noon window" (one hour
> before to one hour after local solar noon) in the application that uses
> the data.  I can describe how the data is/would be structured in a
> relational database if that would help.  The ice phenology data that we
> will need to add includes numeric+text data as described above, plus
> photo sets that are actually point data as well - located at sites and
> taken as a time series.

It sounds to me like you need a relational database for this. Im not sure where 
the TDS fits in.

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: CLT-133772
Department: Support THREDDS
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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