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CERES Data in RDF with Climate Ontology for NASA/Cray

Climate (Big) Data Products, Semantic Technologies

Teams from NASA and Cray collaborated to convert Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) datasets to Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples and load into a triple store residing on YarcData‘s Urika, an in-memory appliance for graph analytics. This proof-of-concept project involved running benchmarks, developing use cases and identifying other useful applications and experiments for this work. (2012)
City Lights in Africa at night

Credit: NASA Suomi-NPP.

The first Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument was launched in December of 1997 aboard NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM), CERES instruments are now collecting observations on three separate satellite missions, including the Earth Observing System (EOS) Terra and Aqua observatories and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) observatory. Credit: NASA