The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center has released the new Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT) to enhance the accessibility of airborne and field campaign data. SOOT supports data discovery for users within the suborbital community. The creation of the tool also aims to promote suborbital research and analysis within the Earth science disciplines of radiation budget, clouds, aerosols, and tropospheric composition.
The inaugural release of SOOT introduces a Power User Interface (UI) intended for experienced data users and science teams with extensive knowledge of suborbital data. The SOOT Power UI has been designed with advanced search functionalities that address the needs of these users, which result from the multifaceted approach of suborbital data collection for multiple platforms, variables, Principal Investigators (PIs), and deployments. Robust metadata representation is therefore a key feature of the Power UI to enable these enhanced data search capabilities. The tool is built using a customized database that streamlines data ingest and metadata parsing, allowing users to discover data variables from multiple studies and/or platforms. Users can easily filter and browse airborne and field campaign data based on metadata attributes such as PI, platform, dataID (a unique data product identifier based on measured parameter/species, instrument, or model and prefixed by the mission name), deployment year, and start date. The SOOT Power UI allows users to extensively review their selected files in a streamlined user interface and allows the user to download their selected files as custom .zip files.
The continued refinement of SOOT will include the addition of data from more suborbital missions and the incorporation of merge download capabilities allowing end-users to download multiple variables from in-situ ICARTT files into a custom file.
Highlighted features of the SOOT Power UI are outlined and visually demonstrated in this ArcGIS StoryMap.
Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT) Power User Interface (UI) Release
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