Environmental research data

Individual items or records (both digital and analogue) usually obtained by measurement, observation or modelling of the natural world and the impact of humans upon it, including all necessary calibration and quality control. This includes data generated through complex systems, such as information retrieval algorithms, data assimilation techniques and the application of numerical models. However, it does not include the models themselves. 

 - NERC Data Policy

Examples of research data:

  • Model output from running a numerical climate model
  • Time series logged by environmental instrumentation
  • Conductivity-Temperature-Deptch casts from oceanographic cruises
  • Groundwater chemistry and stable isotope measurements
  • Butterfly abundance observations.

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