WIGOS metadata standard, 2019 edition.
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An important aspect of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) implementation is ensuring maximum usefulness of WIGOS observations. Observations without metadata are of very limited use: it is only when accompanied by adequate metadata (data describing the data) that the full potential of the observations can be utilized.Two complementary types of metadata are required: discovery metadata and interpretation/description or observational metadata. Discovery metadata facilitate data discovery, access and retrieval. They are WMO Information System (WIS) metadata and are specified and handled as part of WIS. Interpretation/description or observational metadata enable data values to be interpreted in context. They constitute WIGOS metadata and are the subject of this WIGOS standard describing the interpretation metadata required for the effective utilization of observations from all WIGOS component observing systems by all users.The WIGOS metadata should describe the observed vari.....
PublisherWorld Meteorological Organization
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)13
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationWold Meteorological Organization (2019) WIGOS metadata standard. 2019 edition. Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization 51pp. (WMO-No 1192). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-885
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