NEMSR vocabularies

These pages provide the controlled list of terms (vocabularies) for the NEMSR.

  • Network ID – the unique identifier of the network. A network is a collection of sites. The Network ID is allocated by the NEMSR system owner (Bureau of Meteorology) and the list will expand as networks are added.
  • Data Provider – the name of the data custodian, typically the organisation who has responsibility for site data collection and publication.
  • Network Environmental Theme – a thematic classification of the network.
  • Site Status – the operating status of the site.
  • Observation Method – a high-level classification of the method used to make observations. The initial list of methods is based on a subset of NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platforms keyword list (http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html).
  • Observed Property – the  environmental phenomenon (property) being measured at the site, for example, streamflow, soil moisture, or air pressure. The initial list of observed properties is based on a subset of NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services keywords (http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html). 
  • Data Availability – the availability of observation data.
  • Sampling Regime – the frequency of site observations. The initial list of sampling regimes is based on a subset of NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution keywords (http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html).
  • Site Licencing – the type of licence that applies to the site data.
  • SRS Name – the Spatial Reference System (EPSG code) used to locate the geographic entity.