Digital Typhoon: Long-term / Historical Data Archive and Data Rescue
1. Long-term / Historical Data Archive and Data Rescue
Archiving long-term data about typhoons and meteorology is important for not only studying the past world or the change from the past to the present but also for predicting the future. But it is not a simple task to operate a long-term data archive. The archiving system needs flexibility to keep track of and being adaptive to the ever-lasting changes such as the change of data format, the improvement of data quality and the change of data collection methods. It is a critical problem to solve the problem of how to oranize and operation a sustainable data archive.
Data rescue is the process of digging up and preserving past data and reviving it as reusable data. In particular, digitizing paper materials in the past and converting them into reusable data is an essential task in the study of history. The "historical big data" built through such work will be a powerful tool for restoring the past world and studying its detail.
Below is the list of primary data that are archived in Digital Typhoon. This table highlights the diversity of data archived in an appropriate method for each data type.
2. Related pages
Curation and open science in "Digital Typhoon": Issues toward a sustainable data platform
History of the Digital Typhoon Project