Role of the present wikiEdit
Web sites with data sets on atmospheric dispersion are plentiful.
The present site is intended to have at least two roles in respect to data sets:
- Lists of data sets. The site provides an entry to other sites where data sets can be obtained. The big potential of this site is that anybody can add links to repositories of data sets (use the page Data set repositories), as well as to individual data sets (use the page List of individual data sets). Therefore, the site has the potential to become more comprehensive than a site maintained by a single web master. However, it does not include a structured search function.
- A forum for communication of experiences with data sets. This site provides an opportunity for users of a data set to report their experience. Typically, data sets have pitfalls, such as data errors or insufficient documentation. Here is an opportunity to learn from other users of a data set. In order to establish a forum for a particular data set, or contribute to it, proceed to the page entitled Forum for individual data sets