Data and Collection

"Data" comprise almost any scientific observation or measurement, processed in any format, either electronic or paper. The National Polar Data Center (NPDC) has the capability to manage a broad range of scientific data types. Data in this context could include-

  • Processed data that have been derived from raw observations through any form of analysis or calibration, e.g. weather data that have been corrected to take account of instrument noise and effect of salinity and temperature on measuring sensors, or processed and analysed satellite imagery.
  • Derived products that present a summary or specific view into a particular dataset.

A wide range of data formats are readily accepted by the Data Center and are outlined in detail at

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