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D. Henschen
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11/13/2013 | 5:13:45 PM
re: NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
Big data sets about Earth! For scientists already in the cloud, this a boon to weather forecasting and research on climate change. If you're not in the cloud, well, some data-transfer charges (as in BIG data-transfer charges) are likely to apply.

On another topic, Charlie Babcock, author of this article, recently visited Glacier National Park and he tells me global warming has this spot headed for a name change: Big Mountains & Stagnant Lakes National Park.
Thomas Claburn
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11/13/2013 | 9:13:29 PM
re: NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
Big ideology > big data, at least when it comes to climate change.
Li Tan
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11/14/2013 | 5:24:51 AM
re: NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
This is really a good news and anther big step taken by Amazon and NASA. I believe it will benefit the researchers. Furthermore, by absorbing this big amount of geological data, AWS also get its footprint and visibility in cloud computing strengthened. I am quite curious to know about the details - does it use spatial database based on OpenGIS standard?:-)
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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11/14/2013 | 4:45:41 PM
re: NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
This data probably will fuel the climate change debate but that's not its primary purpose. It's going to produce a lot of unexpected results from citizen researchers who get their hands on the data and do unexpected things with it. How about mapping the temperature gradients in the heart of winter as warmer temperatures climb Rocky Mountain slopes. That could be combined with a Google map of dying lodge pole pines, creating a citizen's map of the spread of the bark beetle. Coming to a neighborhood near you, soon, Rocky Mountain researchers.


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