Navigating the U.S. GLOBEC Data System Directory
The directory page
is organized into two parts. The top part lists
the available data objects (or data sets) at this point in the
directory. This section shows the the object name, investigator
name and a brief description of the data. The bottom part displays
the directory structure and allows you to go to any other part
of the directory structure.
Top part - list of data objects
Each of the entries under the words 'Data', forming the
leftmost column of the 3 column menu, represents a data set. If you
single click on any of these entries you will see the data displayed.
The middle column, 'Investigator', names the originating Scientific
Investigator who is responsible for the data set. This is the person
who must be acknowledged if the data are used for your own research.
The third column, 'Description and Documentation', is a link that,
if followed, will
display some information about the data. Typically, a definition
of each of the parameters in the data set and the units used is
Bottom part - directory structure
We have organized our data along the lines of the major components of our
program. In the case of the Georges Bank effort, these are
broad-scale, modeling, mooring, process, and satellite data.
Within each component, data are stored by year. Data that spans more
than one year or more than one component, can be listed in more than one
place. Also, objects (data sets) can be listed at the component
that appears above the year values.
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Last modified: February 14, 2000