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Main Title Global Environmental Characterization: Lessons from the NOAA-EPA Global Ecosystems Database Project.
Author Kineman, J. J.; Phillips, D. L.;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/015;
Stock Number PB94-141538
Subjects Climatic change; Ecosystems; Environmental monitoring; Information systems; Global aspects; Air-biosphere interactions; Climate models; Data bases; Data base management; Research programs; Reprints; Global Ecosystems Database Project
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB94-141538 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/14/1994
Collation 14p
Abstract The paper discusses the need for better application of descriptive science methods in building integrated databases required by global change research. The concept of environmental 'characterization' is cited as an appropriate paradigm for defining this need. The role of characterization databases with respect to modeling and synthesis is discussed. An existing five year interagency project to develop a public 'global change' database is described. Preliminary lessons from this project imply a great need to bridge the gap between voluminous yet largely untested 'off the shelf' data on the one hand, and more focused quantitative information needed for coordinated global research on the other. Furthermore, it is apparent that more rigorous publication traditions for data (amalogous to those for literature), including open scientific review and testing of datasets, are necessary to improve the scientific and technical quality of descriptive information.
Supplementary Notes Presented at Environmental Information Management and Analysis: Ecosystem to Global Scales Symposium, Albuquerque, NM., May 20-22, 1993. Prepared in cooperation with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO.
NTIS Title Notes Symposium paper.
Title Annotations Reprint: Global Environmental Characterization: Lessons from the NOAA-EPA Global Ecosystems Database Project.
Category Codes 55C; 57H; 68; 88B
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/02
Document Type NT
Control Number 409119742
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT


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