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Collaboration Portals for NASA's Airborne Field CampaignsThe University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), in collaboration with the Global Hydrology Resource Center, a NASA Earth Science Data Center, has provided information management for a number of NASA Airborne Field campaigns, both hurricane science investigations and satellite instrument validation. Effective field campaign management requires communication and coordination tools, including utilities for personnel to upload and share flight plans, weather forecasts, a variety of mission reports, preliminary science data, and personal photos. Beginning with the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) hurricane field campaign in 2010, we have provided these capabilities via a Drupal-based collaboration portal. This portal was reused and modified for the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E), part of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission ground validation program. An end goal of these development efforts is the creation of a Drupal profile for field campaign management. This presentation will discuss experiences with Drupal in developing and using these collaboration portals. Topics will include Drupal modules used, advantages and disadvantages of working with Drupal in this context, and how the science teams used the portals in comparison with other communication and collaboration tools.
Document ID
20120002842
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Conover, Helen (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Kulkami, Ajinkya (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Garrett, Michele (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Goodman, Michael (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Peterson, Walter Arthur (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Drewry, Marilyn (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hardin, Danny M. (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
He, Matt (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
August 4, 2011
Subject Category
Avionics and Aircraft Instrumentation
Report/Patent Number
M11-0883
Meeting Information
2011 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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