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HDF4 Data Used to Assess Long-Term Access to Remote Sensing Data with Layout Maps

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0397

Summary

Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

This data set consists of a sampling of each type of Hierarchical Data Format version 4 (HDF4) data that are archived at the eight National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Data Centers (ESDCs). The data were sampled for a collaborative study between The HDF Group, the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES-DISC), and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in order to assess the complex internal byte layout of HDF files. Based on the results of this assessment, methods for producing a map of the layout of the HDF4 files held by NASA were prototyped using a markup-language-based HDF tool. The resulting maps allow a separate program to read the file without recourse to the HDF application programming interface (API) (Duerr et al. 2009). Data products selected for the study, and a table summarizing the results, are available via FTP.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Duerr, Ruth E., and Jonathan Crider
Dataset Title: HDF4 Data Used to Assess Long-Term Access to Remote Sensing Data with Layout Maps
Dataset Release Date: 2010-02-12
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0397.html

Science Keywords

    Ancillary Keywords

    • environmental data
    • geospatial data
    • geotechnical data
    • Hierarchical Data Format
    • NASA
    • NSIDC
    • NSIDC DAAC
    • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center

    ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

    • Geoscientific Information

    Platform

    • AIRCRAFT
    • SATELLITES

    Data Set Progress

    complete

    Originating Center

    NSIDC_DAAC

    Data Center

    NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
    Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

    Data Center Personnel

    Name: NSIDC User Services
    Phone: 1 303 492-6199
    Fax: 1 303 492-2468
    Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
    Contact Address:

    • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    • CIRES, 449 UCB
    • University of Colorado

    City: Boulder
    Province or State: CO
    Postal Code: 80309-0449
    Country: USA

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

    Data Center Personnel

    Name: NSIDC User Services
    Phone: 1 303 492-6199
    Fax: 1 303 492-2468
    Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
    Contact Address:

    • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    • CIRES, 449 UCB
    • University of Colorado

    City: Boulder
    Province or State: CO
    Postal Code: 80309-0449
    Country: USA

    Distribution

    Distribution Media: FTP
    Distribution Format: HDF

    Personnel

    Ruth Duerr
    Role: INVESTIGATOR
    Phone: 1 303 735-0136 x
    Email: rduerr@nsidc.org
    Contact Address:

    • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
    • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    • 449 University of Colorado at Boulder

    City: Boulder
    Province or State: Colorado
    Postal Code: 80027
    Country: USA

    Jonathan Crider
    Role: INVESTIGATOR

    Reference

    Duerr, Ruth E., Peter Cao, Jonathan Crider, Mike Folk, Christopher Lynnes, and Mu Qun Yang. 2009. Ensuring Long-Term Access to Remotely-Sensed Data with Layout Maps. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(1): 123-219.

    Metadata Name and Version

    Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
    Metadata Version: 9.7

    Creation and Review Dates

    DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-12
    Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-28

    Metadata Views

    DIF Text-Only

    Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

    DIF XML

    Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    FGDC HTML

    U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

    ISO HTML

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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