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Welcome to the Comet Review

Review Meeting Date: 31 Aug 2016

University of Maryland, College Park MD

Last update:Wednesday May 06, 2020, EMW

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

All reviewers should read the Minimum Required Feedback. Reviewers who are new to PDS should also consult How to Approach a PDS4 Data Set.

The review period will be from 29 July 2016 through 30 Aug 2016, and the review meeting will be held on 31 Aug 2016. The telecon will begin at 13:00 EDT (17:00 UT, 10:00 PDT). Please allow yourself enough time to do a thorough review of the data sets.

The Review Meeting

The Comet Data Review period starts on 29 Jul 2016 and culminates in the review meeting/telecon held on 31 Aug 2016. We have organized this as a webconference using Adobe Connect Meeting. To join the meeting, please, go to:
Login as a guest using your name.

The buttons to add/remove the Adobe Connect features are in the left upper corner of the Adobe Connect page. Clicking the buttons you can activate speakers, microphone, and webcamera (if you have one). Please, mute the microphone when you are not speaking to eliminate noise. If you want to show something that is on your screen, ask the host to allow sharing the screen. Sharing also allows to upload and show a presentation or any other document. Adobe Connect also allows chatting and making notes. You can test your connection at and get a quick overview at

If you have any problems using Adobe Connect, you always can join the review using teleconferencing. Conference Numbers are:
Conference Pass Code: 239894
USA Local/Toll: 1-720-259-7012
USA Toll-Free: 1-844-467-4685

Meeting Documents:

For each data set, liens collected during the review as well as liens and corrections reported prior to the review are gathered into list(s). These final liens will be posted in the table below after the review.

Any notes and/or presentations should be sent to Ludmilla Kolokolova AND COPIED to Elizabeth Warner.
ludmilla [at]
warnerem [at]

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. The data sets listed are available to reviewers via a username and password that will be distributed with the meeting information, and the data will be made public after review.

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

Comet Data Sets

All data sets are presented in a PDS4 structure (with some additional support files for the review).

Data Set ID Contents Lead Reviewer Second Reviewer Post-review Liens
urn:nasa:pds:compil-comet:polarimetry::1.0 Compilation of Comet Polarimetry Compiled from Published Sources Padma Yanamandra-Fisher Mike Kelley Comet_Polarimetry_Liens.txt

SOHO Documentation Collection

SOHO SWAN Derived Cometary Water Production Rates Collection
Andrew Steffl Scott Budzien SWAN Liens_mfa_lmf.txt