SAWG MTG Minutes 2009-11-13

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In Attendance

  • Phil Jones
  • Dan Kowal
  • Tess Brandon
  • Jason Sharp
  • Scott McCormick
  • Jeremy Throwe


  • NCDC: NexRad to CLASS starting up.
  • Jason-3 Kickoff mtg. at NSOF on 12/09. 2014 Launch.
  • GOES-R. CDRL with Harris will keep them engaged in the SA process.
  • NPP SA. Some issues have come up.

SA Section 1: Original Data Discussion

  • Dan presented recent issue about Archive Control as stated in the SA.
  • Focus should be on preserving the content, not necessarily the format.
  • The more versions to support, the more maintenance.
  • What is the extra cost to keep the original; can the provider give support?
  • Discussed some data conversion examples such as DMSP to NetCDF.
  • Dan will send out sample text he will include in the SA that states an OAIS does not mandate the removal of original data.

Archive Flowchart Process Review

  • The group reviewed the latest version from Ken Casey back in August.
  • Question came up about where to specify engagement with CLASS to get an initial cost estimate if archive request targeted for CLASS. Discussed obtaining a rough order of magnitude that could used in the recommendation package; and then a second round of refined estimates obtained as the COPB has the COWG review the request.
  • Dan will confer with Ken upon his visit at NODC next week.

Next Meeting

  • Fri. Dec. 18, 11:00am MST.