Comprehensive data on weather, climate and air quality in cities are unfortunately still available to a limited extent. Within the framework of the BMBF programme Module B will therefore process already available data and collect new or missing data by means of long-term measurements, intensive measurement campaigns and physical modelling. In order to support the exchange of observation and model data between the project partners beyond the module boundaries to Module A and C, e.g. for the validation of the newly developed urban climate model PALM-4U or for urban climatological and scientific studies, a data management system (DMS) will be developed within the research programme.
The use of a uniform data format as well as binding conventions for the use of data and metadata is an essential prerequisite for their effective and efficient administration in the DMS. In addition, a uniform data standard also enables the development and provision of innovative tools for the analysis and visualization of complex and very heterogeneous data.
Fore more information about the datamanagement and the links to the data policy, data standard document and data tables use