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1 BADC Workshop 1: Data & Services from the BADC Royal Met. Soc. Conference – 12 September 2005 Kevin Marsh et al.

2 2 Workshop 1 Outline Purpose of Workshop –To briefly present what the BADC can do for you –To gain feedback from the user community Workshop plan – Presentation: What is the BADC? – Questions & Points for discussion… Ways you might interact with the BADC Feedback on tools What do you expect from a data centre? How to get regular feedback from the users? – Workshop Feedback form – and What next?

3 3 The BADC in a nutshell The BADC role is to assist UK researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data and to ensure the long-term integrity of atmospheric data produced by NERC projects. The NERC-designated data centre for atmospheric science (under NCAS). Over 30 TB of data including NWP forecasts, climate runs, instrumental and satellite products. Serving 7,000 users in the UK and overseas (25%). Facilitation and Curation! Data Management Research

4 4 How do they use us?

5 5 Data types Ground based observation networks – e.g. Met Office surface stations Model output – e.g. NWP, ECMWF reanalyses & Climate models Satellite data – e.g. TOMS, Envisat & MSG NERC programmes data – e.g. UTLS, CWVC & URGENT 115 datasets catalogued

6 6 BADC Dataset Access All available via FTP/web: –Many are restricted to authorised users. –Nearly all data is held online rather than on tape –Extensive metadata and documentation. Sophisticated interfaces –web tools –Data extractor service for extracting subsets, variables and plots etc…

7 7 Archive Example

8 8 BADC Services (1) Helpdesk - Our User Support team deal with: Handling registrations Special Met Office and ECMWF Data Extractions –On-Demand Ordering for Met Office Surface data Dealing with Queries - response within one working day. –Data availability –Format Advice –Password –Scientific Context Contact us at:

9 9 BADC Services (2) Community Support Services including: Geographical/keyword search for station data Workspace Provision – collaborative space for sharing preliminary data and documentation (used heavily by UK and wider community) Online Trajectory service Mailing List Maintenance (40+ lists)

10 10 BADC Services (3) Additional Services: Meeting Registration Service Web-hosting Conference, Seminar and Meeting Information Wikis Format checkers Campaign Data Support

11 11 Thanks for listening Any questions? & Points for Discussion Workshop Feedback Form…

12 12 BADC Workshop 1 Questions & Points for discussion Ways you might interact with the BADC Feedback on tools What do you expect from a data centre? How to get regular feedback from users? etc…


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