AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 70 Virtual Solar Observatory
SPD Topical Related Poster, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Ballroom

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[70.03] A Solar Data Model for Use in Virtual Observatories

K.P. Reardon (INAF/Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri), R.D. Bentley (Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory), M. Messerotti (INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste), S. Giordano (INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino)

The creation of a virtual solar observatories relies heavily on the merging of the metadata describing different datasets into a common form so that it can be handled in a standard way for all associated resources. In order to bring together the varied data descriptions that already exist, it is necessary to have a common framework on which all the different datasets can be represented. The definition of this framework is done through a data model which attempts to provide a simplified but realistic description of the various entities that make up a data set or solar resource.

We present the solar data model which has been developed as part of the European Grid of Solar Observations (EGSO) project. This model attempts to include many of the different elements in the field of solar physics, including data producers, data sets, event lists, and data providers. This global picture can then be used to focus on the particular elements required for a specific implementation. We present the different aspects of the model and describe some systems in which portions of this model have been implemented.

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