Comparison Chart of Metadata Elements



  Organization
Metadata Properties EPA: Clarke Model EPA: 1997 1990 UK Agri Models USDA Forestry REM GCTE NPS Camase NASA
Title X X X X X X X X X
ID Number   X X           X
Abstract (Description) X X X X X X X X X
Purpose / Model Description X X X X X X X X X
Originator X X X X X   X   X
Access Constraints X X   X   X     X
Model Publication Date   X       X X X X
Distributor   X       X X X X
Contact for Distribution X X X   X X     X
Order Process X X              
Cost X   X X       X  
Technical Prerequisites(hardware) X X X X X X X X X
Mathematical Info.          X        
Staff & Expertise Needed X     X   X X    
Current Users and /or Applications X     X   X X    
Time Requirements       X          
Spatial Resolution & Extent X X   X X X X X  
Temporal Resolution & Extent X X   X  X X X X  
Social / Economical Treatment X     X          
Future Contact   X           X  
Input Data & Format X X   X   X X X  
Input Preprocessing X     X          
Setting Parameters X     X          
Output Data & Format X X   X   X X X  
Contact for Supplemental Info.   X   X X   X X  
Addn. Readings (Learn More) X   X   X X     X
Author & Date of Metadata             X   X


EPA Clarke: Data obtained from Dr. Clarke in regards to the collection of Metadata performed by the EPA. Final results from EPA will be out approx. Fall 2000.

EPA 1997: Metadata on P-Route Model obtained from EPA web site: www.epa.gov/ostwater/P-ROUTE/metadata.txt.html

1990 UK Reg. of Agri Models: Obtained from United Kingdom Register of Agricultural Models, 1990, Geoff Squire & Paul Hamer

USDA Forestry: Obtained from Decision Support Systems for Ecosystem Management: An Evaluation of Existing Systems. USDA Forest Service reference #
RM-GTR-296. Free copy available from rschneider@fs.fed.us (must include title and ref. number in e mail)

REM:  The register of Ecological Models: http://dino.wiz.uni-kassel.de/model_db/server.html

GCTE:  The official GCTE Soil Organic Matter Network Database: http://yacorba.res.bbsrc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/somnet-models

NPS:  Naval Post-graduate School metadata information on the MM5 atmospheric model.  "Metadata" is spread over several pages.  Beginning Link:
http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/~dkmiller/MM5/

CAMASE:  The CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models.  Unable to access the search results.  Data above accessed through a "blank form" for new
models to register.http://www.bib.wau.nl/camase/aboutreg.html

NASA:  Data obtained from NASA's GCMD.  The site can be found at:
http://hydrogen.stx.com/cgi-bin/md/zgate?SERVICE=INIT&FORM_HOST_PORT=SERVICES Enter "models" in the text box and you'll get a list of models to
review.