The Open Madrigal Initiative
The OpenMadrigal project seeks to develop and support an on-line database for geospace data. The project has been led by MIT Haystack Observatory since 1980, but now has active support from Jicamarca Observatory and other community members. Madrigal is a robust, World Wide Web based system capable of managing and serving archival and real-time data, in a variety of formats, from a wide range of ground-based instruments. Madrigal is installed at a number of sites around the world. Data at each Madrigal site is locally controlled and can be updated at any time, but shared metadata between Madrigal sites allow searching of all Madrigal sites at once from any Madrigal site.
Madrigal is a robust, World Wide Web based system capable of managing and serving
archival and real-time data, in a variety of formats, from a wide range of
instruments. Data can be accessed from the Madrigal sites at
Millstone Hill, USA,
SRI International, USA,
Arecibo, Puerto Rico,
Cornell University, USA,
Jicamarca, Peru, the
Consortium of Resonance and Rayleigh Lidars, the
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences,
the University of Oulu, Finland,
and finally the CEDAR Madrigal archive using standard Web
browsers; and directly, using APIs which are available for python, Matlab, and IDL.