Drowning in Data: Going Beyond Traditional Data Archival to Educate Data Users

TitleDrowning in Data: Going Beyond Traditional Data Archival to Educate Data Users
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsWeigel, A
Secondary AuthorsSmith, T, Smith, D, Bugbee, K, Sinclair, L
ConferenceAmerican Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting
Conference LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
Keywordsdata, Data Discovery, GHRC, Metadata
AbstractIncreasing quantities of Earth science data and information prove overwhelming to new and unfamiliar users. Data discovery and use challenges faced by these users are compounded with atmospheric science field campaign data collected by a variety of instruments and stored, visualized, processed and analyzed in different ways. To address data and user needs assessed through annual surveys and user questions, the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC), in collaboration with a graphic designer, has developed a series of resources to help users learn about GHRC science focus areas, field campaigns, instruments, data, and data processing techniques. In this talk, GHRC data recipes, micro articles, interactive data visualization techniques, and artistic science outreach and education efforts, such as ESRI story maps and research as art, will be overviewed. The objective of this talk is to stress the importance artistic information visualization has in communicating with and educating Earth science data users.
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