Science Words

Science Key Words

Summary

Issue GCMD Science Key Words
Structure
  • 1417 discrete descriptors
  • Descriptors in a 5-level hierarchy
    • Topic > Term > Level 1 > Level 2 > Level 3
    • The new term BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION recently added taxonomy to the schema
  • Topics > Terms (Oceans only)
    • Agriculture
    • Atmosphere
    • Biological Classification
    • Biosphere
    • Climate Indicators
    • Cryosphere
    • Human Dimensions
    • Land Surface
    • Oceans
      • Aquatic Sciences
      • Bathymetry/Seafloor
      • Coastal Processes
      • Marine Environment
      • Marine Geophysics
      • Marine Sediments
      • Marine Volcanism
      • Ocean Acoustics
      • Ocean Chemistry
      • Ocean Circulation
      • Ocean Heat Budget
      • Ocean Optics
      • Ocean Pressure
      • Ocean Temperature
      • Ocean Waves
      • Ocean Winds
      • Salinity/density
      • Sea Ice
      • Sea Surface Topography
      • Tides
      • Water Quality
    • Paleoclimate
    • Solid Earth
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Sun-Earth Interactions
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
Content Governance

Primary Standards for Consideration

  1. GCMD - Hierarchical names only; no codes - From http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/archives/keyword_list.html

Additional Resources

  1. None at this time

References

  1. MMI's list of Parameter Discovery Vocabularies - From http://marinemetadata.org/vocabularies/refs/discovery/ Vocabularies containing lists of terms (sometimes called keywords) that are used to standardise the process of finding data. Discovery vocabularies cover a wide metadata spectrum including descriptions of parameters, platforms, instruments, projects, geographic areas, etc. [NOTE: This link has been corrected; it formerly linked to the MMI list of Units Vocabularies, which is one level below Parameter Discovery at the MMI website.]
  2. See General Resources for various miscellaneous documents

 

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