Using drake to power a new soil respiration database

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drake

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Academic

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Earth sciences, climate change, ecology

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@BenBondLamberty

What did you do?

Earth system scientists increasingly use online data repositories to store, synthesize, and perform meta-analyses of e.g. forest growth, plant characteristics, and land-atmosphere energy fluxes (see for example Ameriflux). No such database exists for continuous soil respiration, the land-to-atmosphere CO2 flux measured continuously by automated systems around the world, however. This is the gap my nascent cosore package aims to fill. drake provides the infrastructure for tracking out-of-date soil respiration datasets contributed by authors; efficiently rebuilding them into a single, standardized form; and verifying reproducibility.

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Thank you @bpbond! Will schedule a tweet for next Wednesday