A reporting format for leaf-level gas exchange data and metadata
NGEE Arctic investigators and others provide “best practices” on data and metadata from field gas-exchange measurements.
Given the value of leaf gas exchange data to model parameterization and synthesis, develop reporting format to provide guidance on how to store data in repositories to maximize their discoverability, facilitate their efficient reuse, and add value to individual data sets.
Extensive consultation with data collectors, data users, instrument manufacturers, and data scientists was undertaken to ensure that the reporting format met community needs.
The importance of properly reporting data and metadata, and associated cyberinfrastructure, was emphasized.
The study enhanced the value of data and provides metadata that will simplify analysis and synthesis.
The format published in the ESS-DIVE data repository, with documentation and future development efforts being maintained in a version control system.
This research was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 as part of the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic) project.