ADMG inventory Terms - Second Round

NASA's Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) Standards Coordination Office (ESCO) is requesting comments on the proposed Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) terms and definitions used for construction of NASA's Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science Investigations (CASEI) inventory of Airborne and Field Investigations.

CASEI includes a curated database with user-friendly public interface providing carefully vetted contextual details about NASA's airborne and field Earth Science investigations, and directly links users to NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) for data product access no matter which DAAC the data is archived at. The proposed ADMG definitions are an essential component of the information model used to construct the CASEI inventory database. Consistent terminology and definitions are required for effectively organizing and communicating the variety of NASA's suborbital investigations and associated metadata.  All airborne and field investigation researchers and inventory users will benefit from consistently using known and agreed-upon terms and definitions in the future. Wherever possible, the proposed definitions have been structured to agree with those in common use within the various science communities using airborne and field data.  Some of the terms and definitions may be found in the EOSDIS Glossary, or may be similar to terms already in the glossary. These ADMG terms and definitions may or may not match terms used by other entities within or external to NASA.

Reviewer comments from the initial review have been addressed and incorporated into the current document status. This follow-up edited version is provided to ensure that initial comments have been adequately addressed and is open to both past and new reviewers. You are invited to review these proposed terms and definitions in the context of your experience with Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS), airborne research and data, related inventories, tools, and services. 

The second round review period is from October 11 through November 1, 2022.

How to Participate

ESDIS uses the NASA Earthdata Jama online document review system to collect community comments on proposed standards, practices and technical information submitted to ESCO for review. The benefit of using the Jama system is that you can easily comment on specific portions of the document and can see comments provided by others.

In order to log in to the Jama system you must have an Earthdata Login account with access to Jama. You will use your Earthdata Login username and password to log in to Jama. 

  • If you do not yet have an Earthdata Login username and password, you can request one here -
  • If you have an Earthdata Login but do not yet have access to the Jama system, please contact ESCO at and let us know your Earthdata Login username so we can get a Jama account set up for you.
  • If you already have access to the Jama system, please contact ESCO at and let us know your Earthdata Login username so we can add to you the list of reviewers for this review.

One you have access to the Jama system, you can access the review here -

Thank you!

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