IASOA Measurement Thesaurus

IASOA has concatenated the measurement vocabularies (mostly non-overlapping) of 3 major atmospheric & climatological measurement programs (GAW, DOE, GCW) into a single comprehesnive measurement thesaurus covering relevant observations from IASOA observatories.  Each of the vocabularies follows a 3-tiered hierarchy from "category">"sub category">"measurement".  We use this system for ogranizing search results in our "Data-at-a-Glance" view.  We also allow for the addition of synonyms to each of the measurements.  Synonyms give us flexiblility when ingesting and sorting metadata contributions from archives with their own distinct vocabulary.  Importantly, synonyms also allow us to map to the expanding field of non-ambiguous cf_standard_names.  

Our IASOA Measurement Thesaurus is constantly evolving.  We welcome updates, suggestions and new contributions.  Review our vocabulary in the document below.  Contact sandy.starkweather@noaa.gov for feedback.