Metadata browser

Status: Development (Web page not yet available)

Abstract: Although an increasing number of large-scale scientific data repositories are being made available to the general scientific community, this does not mean that the data are easy to access or use. For many researchers, it simply isn't feasible to have to download significant portions of the data in order to extract the desired subsets. Our Web-based system will allow the user to browse descriptive metadata and successively apply constraints so as to restrict the data to be downloaded so that it matches the user's actual region of interest. It will also be possible to apply data formatting filters and perform dynamic data compression before downloading begins, in order to minimize both transmission time and the disk space needed to store the data.

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