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Wanted: volunteers with bandwidth/storage to help save climate data
University Toronto's Robarts Library is hosting an all-day party tomorrow of
people to surf and help identify datasets, survey and get size and details,
authenticate copies, etc.
fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828129627464671/
On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 06:42:46PM +0200, DaKnOb said:
>We are currently working on a scheme to successfully authenticate and verify the integrity of the data. Datasets in https://climate.daknob.net/ are compressed to a .tar.bz2 and then hashed using SHA-256. The final file with all checksums is then signed using a set of PGP keys.
>We are still working on a viable way to verify the authenticity of files before there are tons of copies lying around and there???s a working group in the Slack team I sent previously where your input is much needed!
>> On 16 Dec 2016, at 18:30, Ken Chase <math at sizone.org> wrote:
>> Surfing through the links - any hints on how big these datasets are? Everyone's got
>> a few TB to throw at things, but fewer of us have spare PB to throw around.
>> There's some random #s on the goog doc sheet for sizes (100's of TB for the
>> landsat archive seems credible), and there's one number that destroys
>> credibility of the sheet (100000000000 GB (100 ZB)) for the EPA archive.
>> The other page has many 'TBA' entries for size.
>> Not sure what level of player one needs to be to be able to serve a useful
>> segment of these archives. I realize some of the datasets are tiny (<GB)
>> but which ones are most important vs size (ie the win-per-byte ratio) isnt indicated.
>> (I know its early times.)
>> Also I hope they've SHA512'd the datasets for authenticity before all these
>> myriad copies being flungabout are 'accused' of being manipulated 'to promote
>> the climate change agenda' yadda.
>> Canada: time to step up! (Cant imagine the Natl Research Council would do so
>> on their mirror site, too much of a gloves-off slap in the face to Trump.)
>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 06:02:46PM +0200, DaKnOb said:
>>> If you???re interested, there???s also a Slack team: climatemirror.slack.com
>>> You can find more info about that here:
>>> - https://climate.daknob.net/
>>> - http://climatemirror.org/
>>> - http://www.ppehlab.org/datarefuge
>>> Thank you for your help!
>>>> On 16 Dec 2016, at 17:58, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>>>> This is a short-term (about one month) project being thrown together
>>>> in a hurry...and it could use some help. I know that some of
>>>> you have lots of resources to throw at this, so if you have an
>>>> interest in preserving a lot of scientific research data, I've set
>>>> up a mailing list to coordinate IT efforts to help out. Signup via
>>>> climatedata-request at firemountain.net or, if you prefer Mailman's web
>>>> interface, http://www.firemountain.net/mailman/listinfo/climatedata
>>>> should work.
Ken Chase - math at sizone.org Guelph Canada