First Steps Towards a VSO
Alisdair R. Davey1,
Richard S. Bogart2,
Joseph B. Gurman3,
Petrus C. Martens1,
Karen Qing Tian2,
- Montana State University
- Stanford University
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- National Solar Observatory
Work has started on constructing the Virtual Solar Observatory. This
poster describes some of the components of the VSO and the first steps
that have been taken to implement these components. A description of the
overall VSO structure is given, along with descriptions of data and
meta-data models, methods by which these data model are used by the VSO,
details of how VSO nodes are interconnected*
and ideas on the likely format
of the VSO API. As an example, the inclusion of Yohkoh-SXT data at MSU and
the future inclusion of the Yohkoh-Galileo project data will be discussed.
The work is supported under NASA Grant NAG5-12081.
* See also "Data Integration Using SOAP in the
VSO" by Tian et al.