Development of a hydrochemical database

Poster Disciplines/Format:
Final Report (Required, .pdf format only) : 
John Melack
Sherri Johnson

To continue an effort began at the last ASM, we propose a working group to develop a protocol for a ChemDB, as an analog of the HydroDB and ClimBD, for aquatic chemical data. The working group will be encouraged to come to consensus on the time step and averaging approaches to be used and suggest data formats. We will also discuss a template for metadata, recognizing that methodological differences exist, but that with sufficient documentation these methodological differences could be acknowledged as ‘facts of life’ and not as impediments to a useful data base. Implementation of a ChemDB will expedite network wide and synthesis activities, such as those underway with the EcoTrends project. This working group will complement the proposal by the EcoTrends biogeochemistry working group.

Session Info

Working Group Session 2

Mon, 09/14/2009 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Longs Peak Diamond West
Official Participants
Additional Participants: 
James Conners
Yoori Choi
Cliff Dahm