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Title: ARM Data File Standards Version: 1.0

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility performs routine in situ and remote-sensing observations to provide a detailed and accurate description of the Earth atmosphere in diverse climate regimes. The result is a diverse data sets containing observational and derived data, currently accumulating at a rate of 30 TB of data and 150,000 different files per month ( Continuing the current processing while scaling this to even larger sizes is extremely important to the ARM Facility and requires consistent metadata and data standards. The standards described in this document will enable development of automated analysis and discovery tools for the ever-growing volumes of data. It also will enable consistent analysis of the multiyear data, allow for development of automated monitoring and data health status tools, and facilitate development of future capabilities for delivering data on demand that can be tailored explicitly to user needs. This analysis ability will only be possible if the data follows a minimum set of standards. This document proposes a hierarchy that includes required and recommended standards.
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  1. University of Oklahoma
  2. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  3. Brookhaven National Laboratory
  4. Argonne National Laboratory
  5. State University of New York, Albany
  6. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  7. Sandia National Laboratories
  8. Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
  9. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-14-010; PNNL-23379
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Program Document
DOE ARM Climate Research Facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland, Washington.
Research Org:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States