Christian Hanewinkel, Sebastian Specht, Heike Steller, Nadine Wetzel
Freiburg University, Institute for Physical Geography and University Library; Augsburg University, Institute for Geography
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
Historical Climatology Database Collaborative Research Environment
Historical climatology is a subdomain of climatology, whose aim it is to reconstruct the climatic trends on a historical scale using hermeneutical principles. This method is becoming more and more important for climate research. As a result of years of research work in historical climatology, there are now numerous large data collections with different regional and thematic emphases. The analysis of this valuable treasure of data is so far complicated by the following problems:
The aim of HISCLIDCore is to create a database-supported infrastructure enabling the integration and sustainable storage of the existing data collections, as well as the entry of new data. During the course of the project the two large databases HISKLID and Weikinn, as well as several smaller databases should be integrated into the new system tambora (the climate and environmental history collaborative research database). In addition, integrated data collections should be made citable by a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
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