Adoption of AusCover data standards and systemsto improve access to national climate dataIan Grant13, Paul Loto’aniu13, Ma...
Daily meteorological grids• Produced by Bureau of Meteorology• “AWAP” grids (Australian Water Availability Project)• Point...
AWAP gridsDaily   •    Rainfall   •    Temperature (min, max)   •    Vapour pressure (9am, 3pm)   •    Solar radiation (sa...
AWAP grid deliveryDistribution by BoM Climate Data Services   • Single-day GIF images & Grid ascii files via BoM web   • B...
AWAP grid deliveryAusCover distribution   • netCDF   • Extensive in-file metadata   • THREDDS server
netCDF formatnetCDF format  • Scientific gridded data  • Self describing  • Multiple variables in one file
netCDF metadata• Developed for AusCover• Looked at standards    CF, ACDD, ANZLIC• CF compliant
AusCover netCDF metadata    recommendations
BoM AusCover THREDDS server
AWAP grid deliveryAusCover at BoM  • Developed software to      Convert Ascii grids to netCDF      Add metadata  • Conve...
Adoption by BoM Climate ServicesProblem   • BoM CS needs to operationally generate AWAP netCDF     files to support water ...
TERN impact• TERN has served as a catalyst (motivation, resourcing) bringing together  Australia’s experts in the manageme...
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  1. 1. Adoption of AusCover data standards and systemsto improve access to national climate dataIan Grant13, Paul Loto’aniu13, Matt Paget23, Martin Schweitzer11 Bureau of Meteorology2 CSIRO3 AusCover FacilityPresentation by Ian Grant, Bureau of Meteorology
  2. 2. Daily meteorological grids• Produced by Bureau of Meteorology• “AWAP” grids (Australian Water Availability Project)• Point observations interpolated to 0.05° grid
  3. 3. AWAP gridsDaily • Rainfall • Temperature (min, max) • Vapour pressure (9am, 3pm) • Solar radiation (satellite)
  4. 4. AWAP grid deliveryDistribution by BoM Climate Data Services • Single-day GIF images & Grid ascii files via BoM web • Bulk data requests via email • Ascii file has minimal metadata
  5. 5. AWAP grid deliveryAusCover distribution • netCDF • Extensive in-file metadata • THREDDS server
  6. 6. netCDF formatnetCDF format • Scientific gridded data • Self describing • Multiple variables in one file
  7. 7. netCDF metadata• Developed for AusCover• Looked at standards  CF, ACDD, ANZLIC• CF compliant
  8. 8. AusCover netCDF metadata recommendations
  9. 9. BoM AusCover THREDDS server
  10. 10. AWAP grid deliveryAusCover at BoM • Developed software to  Convert Ascii grids to netCDF  Add metadata • Converted historical data • Established ongoing updatesBoM research centre • Runs research grade THREDDS sever
  11. 11. Adoption by BoM Climate ServicesProblem • BoM CS needs to operationally generate AWAP netCDF files to support water balance modelling system imported from CSIROSolution • Incorporate AusCover developed software into BoM operational systemsBenefits • Streamlines a clunky research data flow for operations • Adopting AusCover work lessened BoM effort to take over operational running of CSIRO research modelling system • Brings netCDF metadata to CS products
  12. 12. TERN impact• TERN has served as a catalyst (motivation, resourcing) bringing together Australia’s experts in the management of research data to identify and implement the newest data delivery technologies• Standards and data management tools developed by research facilities such as TERN can be adopted by Australian Government (and other) agencies to more easily improve their operational data delivery services• Beneficial to have people from operational agencies embedded in research infrastructure teams • Gives agencies exposure and experience with cutting edge technologies • Incubates a national operational service to that is able to potentially continue the research infrastructure

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