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Welcome to the PDS SBN Spring 2008 Comet Data Review

Review Meeting Date: 13 June 2008

Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ

The review has been completed, and here is the resulting liens list.

Last update: 17 June, 2008, Anne C. Raugh


Introduction to the PDS SBN and the review process

The PDS Small Bodies Node is a discipline node of the Planetary Data System (PDS) charged with archiving data concerning comets, asteroids, and interplanetary dust. The PDS archive is a "deep archive," intended to contain sufficient documentation and ancillary data for future scientists to interpret and use the data long after the original scientists or teams are no longer available to help. It is also intended to provide useful data to researchers in a convenient way at the present time. In reviewing the data you should keep in mind these two complementary goals of preserving the data in a way useable to future generations and making the data easily accessible to current researchers.

How to review the data

The review meeting will be held on 13 June 2008, at the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona. (Here's the agenda.) Please allow yourself enough time to do a thorough review of the data sets.

Follow the step-by-step Review Instructions to insure a complete review of the data. We suggest you read through these instructions at the beginning of the review period and assess how much time will be needed so you can plan accordingly.

The Review Meeting

The review meeting will be held at the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona on 13 June, 2008.

Meeting Notes:

For each data set, liens collected during the review as well as liens and corrections reported prior to the review are gathered into one list. These data set lists will be available via the "liens" links below shortly after the review meeting. You will also be able to see the complete list of submitted liens and notes in this directory.


The Data

To browse the data, use the links below. Links to download each of the data sets are available on the individual data set pages. If you would prefer to receive CDs or DVDs of any or all of the data, please contact the meeting organizers atleast 3 weeks prior to the review. Also allow atleast one week for preparation and delivery.

The lead reviewer and backup reviewer are indicated after each data set.

Comet Data Sets

Data Sets for Spring 2008 SBN Review

Dataset name and ID Primary Reviewer Secondary Reviewer
Stardust - Raw Images of 81P/Wild 2
Beatrice Mueller(PSI) Carl Hergenrother(LPL)
Stardust - Calibrated images of 81P/Wild 2
Carl Hergenrother(LPL) Steve Larson (LPL)
Stardust - Raw Images of (5535) Annefrank
Carl Hergenrother(LPL) Beatrice Mueller(PSI)
DI Tempel 1 Surface Temperature Maps
Steve Larson (LPL) Beatrice Mueller(PSI)
DI MRI Tempel 1 Photometry Tables
Steve Larson (LPL) Carl Hergenrother(LPL)
Survey of Comet Lightcurves
Beatrice Mueller(PSI) Carl Hergenrother(LPL)
SOHO Comet Images
Beatrice Mueller(PSI) Steve Larson (LPL)
















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