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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Introduction to Micrometeorological and Tracer Data Archive Procedures.
Author Droppo, J. G. ; Watson, C. R. ;
CORP Author Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-4063; EPA/600/3-85/053;
Stock Number PB85-235216
Additional Subjects Meteorological data ; Archives ; Machine readable data files ; Data base management systems ; Computer files ; File maintenance ; User manuals(Computer programs) ; Access
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-235216 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 59p
The report provides a user-oriented introduction to the archive structure and contents. The archive includes both documentation and data. A data set documentation report is prepared for each archived data set. The entries in the documentation are as follows: data set fact summary, a narrative description of experiment and data, special information, references, a description of archive data files, contacts (names, addresses, and phone numbers) and standard experiment summary tables. The archived data are contained within a well-defined structure called data map. Standard words are used for mapping variables and their units within the various data sets. This feature allows global scanning of data sets for specific variables. The data structure is designed so that selected portions may be loaded into the user's data base system or it may be accessed using a custom computer program. An example of a computer code for accessing the data is given.