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ready Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard

Abbreviation: GEOMS

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The Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard (GEOMS) is a generic metadata standard used for archiving data from ground based networks and for validating NASA and ESA satellite data. The standard aims to improve the portability and accessibility of geophysical datasets, and makes the contents of those datasets self-describing. Originally applicable to atmospheric and oceanographic datasets, it has expanded to support all measurements from Earth observation instruments. This standard describes the required metadata without requiring any particular format. However, implementations are available in HDF4, HDF5 or netCDF. Additional implementations in other formats can also be created as needed. Measurement-specific templates are available as various extensions of the GEOMS guidelines.

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Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change
The international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) is composed of more than 70 globally distributed, ground-based, remote-sensing research stations with more than 160 currently active instruments. The repository is intended to, among other objectives, detect changes and trends in atmospheric composition and to understand their impacts on the mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere; to provide critical data sets to help fill gaps in satellite observations; and to provide validation and development support for atmospheric models.

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