Database Support for Multisource Multiresolution Scientific Data

  • Philip J. Rhodes
  • R. Daniel Bergeron
  • Ted M. Sparr
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2540)


We extend database technology to provide more meaningful support for exploration of scientific data. We have developed a new data model that incorporates spatial semantics with localized error and are implementing a prototype database system based on the model. Our data model and system focus on support for retrieval and visualization of gridded scientific data at multiple resolutions. While these semantics may not apply naturally to every scientific application, they are common to many. This paper summarizes the data model and describes the key functionality of our prototype system.


Sample Point Unstructured Grid Query Point Index Space Unstructured Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip J. Rhodes
    • 1
  • R. Daniel Bergeron
    • 1
  • Ted M. Sparr
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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