Accession Number:

ADA265721

Title:

Earth Observing System: Information on NASA's Incorporation of Existing Data Into EOSDIS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

NASA plans to include a variety of data in the early EOSDIS, including reprocessed versions of certain key large-volume data sets that have been collected over many years. However, few of the data sets earmarked for reprocessing will be sufficiently reworked to be available for users to test early EOSDIS capabilities and provide feedback. Although EOSDIS Version 0 is scheduled to become operational in 1994, none of the six large data sets selected for inclusion by the scientific community is likely to be fully reprocessed by that date. Many projects remain in the preliminary planning phase, with few details worked out regarding how their data sets will be made available through EOSDIS. Others do not even have preliminary plans or milestones because scientists are still debating various alternatives for reprocessing their data to make it useful within EOSDIS

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Geomagnetism
  • Geodesy
  • Geography
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE