GEOSS clearinghouse: Integrating geospatial resources to support the global earth observation system of systems

Chaowei Yang, Kai Liu, Zhenlong Li, WenWen Li, Huayi Wu, Jizhe Xia, Qunying Huang, Jing Li, Min Sun, Lizhi Miao, Nanyin Zhou, Doug Nebert

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Abstract

To better understand, record, and predict phenomena related to human lives on Earth, scientists started to collect data about the Earth’s surface several hundred years ago (Jacobson et al. 2000). For example, our ancestors recorded the Earth’s surface temperature (Kusuda and Achenbach 1965), volcanic eruptions (Robock 2000), hurricanes (Goldenberg et al. 2001), and other parameters of physical phenomena. In the past century, the invention of digital computers for information processing, the launch of satellites, and the evolution of remote sensing technologies have greatly improved our capabilities to observe and record various physical parameters of the Earth’s surface (Christian 2005) at a speed of terabytes to petabytes per day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBig Data
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics
PublisherCRC Press
Pages31-54
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466586550
ISBN (Print)9781466586512
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Yang, C., Liu, K., Li, Z., Li, W., Wu, H., Xia, J., Huang, Q., Li, J., Sun, M., Miao, L., Zhou, N., & Nebert, D. (2014). GEOSS clearinghouse: Integrating geospatial resources to support the global earth observation system of systems. In Big Data: Techniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics (pp. 31-54). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16524