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Airborne Mission Data System Requirements

To ensure uniform and complete implementation of the principles embodied in the NASA Earth science data policy, the following programmatic data system requirements have been created to be utilized in airborne mission Level 1 Requirements.

 *** Note that these requirements are current as of 1 August 2011. ***

 4.5 INVESTIGATION DATA REQUIREMENTS

4.5.1 SCIENCE DATA MANAGEMENT

a) The <<investigation name>> Investigation shall produce the standard science data products listed in Table 4.5.1.

b) The <<investigation name>> Investigation standard science data products and associated metadata shall be made publicly available with the latencies given in Table 4.5.1.  There shall be no period of exclusive access.

c) Science algorithms and calibration procedures used to generate the standard data products listed in Table 4.5.1 shall be described in documents that are accessible to users after the latencies given in Table 4.5.1.

d) By the Investigation Closeout, the <<investigation name>> Investigation shall deliver all data products, along with the scientific algorithm software, coefficients, and ancillary data used to generate these products, to the <<designated NASA Earth Science Division-assigned Data Center(s)>>.

e) All terms and conditions of the transfer of data products and associated information to the <<designated NASA Earth Science Division-assigned Data Center(s)>> shall be documented in a Data Management Plan.

 Table 4.5.1<<investigation name>>Airborne Standard Data Products

Data Product

Description

Preliminary
Latency Not to Exceed

Final
Latency Not to Exceed

Level 1
 

<<Level 1 description>>
 

<x months>
 

<a months>
 

Level 2
 

<<Level 2 description>>
 

<y months>
 

<b months>
 

Level 3
 

<<Level 3 description>>
 

<z months>
 

<c months>
 

 

4.5.2   SCIENCE DATA REQUIREMENTS

a) The <<investigation name>> science data product formats shall conform to one of the ESD-approved Data System Standards. 

b) The <<investigation name>> science data products shall have accompanying spatial, temporal and product metadata that conform to ESD-approved metadata specifications.

4.5.3  APPLIED SCIENCE DATA

a) The <<investigation name>> Investigation team shall participate in relevant NASA-sponsored product application workshops.