Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Automated Multi Dataset Analysis - AMDA

This morning, the scientists at the 4th EISCAT_3D User Meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, heard a presentation by Frédérik Pitout on AMDA, which is an on-line tool for "integrated multi-point/multi-instrument" data analysis.  This tool makes it easy to compare data sets of different origin. From the AMDA web site:

"The plasma objects studied in space physics consist of gigantic systems characterised by multiscale dynamics and fast long range couplings between key regions. For studying such systems, it is necessary to perform integrated multi-point/multi-instrument analysis in case studies and statistical studies as well. The ISTP program, the CLUSTER, THEMIS and MMS missions have been defined for facing this requirement. [...]

"Depending on the heterogeneity of the data and the dispersion of their sources, the scientists can spend a lot of energy and time just for searching, finding, treating and preparing the data before starting scientific analysis. In order to help the users to faster reach the data analysis and interpretation step, the CDPP is developing" the AMDA service. CDPP is the Centre de Données de Physique des Plasmas (Plasma Physics Data Centre).

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