The lack of clear references to and descriptions of data sets in published literature limits the usefulness of data, as well as the reproducibility and credibility of scientific findings.
R. R. Downs
Bruce Barkstrom (1944–2018)
Bruce R. Barkstrom, principal investigator for NASA missions involved with understanding Earth’s radiation budget, committed his life to analyzing, interpreting, and stewarding Earth science data.
The Importance of Data Set Provenance for Science
Data do not exist in a vacuum. To be useful, data must be accompanied by context on how they are captured, processed, analyzed, and validated and other information that enables interpretation and use.
Realizing the Value of a National Asset: Scientific Data
Conducting a National Research Council study that will provide high‐level strategic guidance could help address some of the challenges and opportunities related to Earth science data.