While modern sensing and communication technologies are enabling the observations of geophysical processes at unprecedented spatiotemporal resolutions, the development of these technologies is significantly outpacing their actual use across the geosciences. This is particularly true of real-time data systems, which are now permitting the streaming and analysis of data at the instant of their measurement. Though the use of real-time scientific data is limited, their importance is ever increasing, particularly in mission critical scenarios where informed decisions must be made rapidly.
Kerkez, Branko, Michael Daniels, Sara Graves, V. Chandrasekar, Ken Keiser, Charlie Martin, Michael Dye, Manil Maskey, and Frank Vernon. "Cloud Hosted Real-time Data Services for the Geosciences (CHORDS)," Geoscience Data Journal, v.3, 2016, p. 4-8. doi:10.1002/gdj3.36This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1440133. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.