Toward the Development of an Integrated Solar-Terrestrial Data Environment



Presentations at Fall 2002 AGU Special Session

Current Systems and Services

Community Comments and Discussions

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Progress during the next era of solar-terrestrial science will require an increasingly integrated data environment to support easy and simultaneous access to multi-source high-quality observations, model output, and data services that span traditional solar-terrestrial (or Sun-Earth Connection) science discipline boundaries. New requirements on data services and modeling capabilities imposed by new Sun-Earth system science research, such as the NASA Living With A Star (LWS) and the International Living With a Star (ILWS) Programs, will likely push existing data management technology to the limits. It is important for the space physics community to understand and provide input to the data-environment development process. This and the associated web pages intend to provide a forum for the space sciences community to discuss issues and visions of a solar-terrestrial data environment that suits their needs.
Following a series of discussions on space physics data systems:

Space Physics Data System Concept document, February, 1993

A community-wide Space Physics Data System workshop at Rice University, June 1993

Community meeting on Sun-Earth Connection Data System (SECDS), River Bend, Texas, July 1998

Report and Recommendations of the LWS Science Data System Planning Team, January 2002

A discussion on “Current data accessibility, & establishing LWS data products” at Living With a Star Workshop, Applied Physics Lab, JHU, November 2002

A special session titled “Toward the Development of an Integrated Solar-Terrestrial Data Environment” was held at the 2002 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. To follow up on these organized discussions, we provide these pages to

• Capture existing information on the achievements and lessons-learned from current systems and services.

• Provide a forum for continuing discussions on the scientific, technical, and programmatic issues concerning data system challenges that confront the space science community, and

• Document the development of the emerging framework of an integrated solar-terrestrial data environment