IML-CZO Data Management

Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory

Intensively managed landscapes encompass agricultural, urban, and natural environments where human modifications of the landscapes intersect with the natural legacies of the land. The services on this page provide access to data managed by the IML-CZO.

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About IML-CZO


Intensively Managed Landscapes - Critical Zone Observatory

Intensively managed landscapes, regions of significant land use change, serve as sources of economic prosperity. However, the intensity of land use change is responsible for unintended deterioration of our land and water environments. The Intensively Managed Landscapes-Critical Zone Observatory (IML-CZO) aims to understand the present-day dynamics of this change in the context of long-term natural coevolution of the landscape, soil, and biota. The CZO will enable us to assess the short- and long-term resilience of the crucial ecological, hydrological, and climatic “services” provided by the Critical Zone, the “skin” of the earth that extends from the treetops to the bedrock. An observational network of three sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that capture the geological diversity of the low-relief, glaciated, and tile-drained landscape will allow for novel scientific and technological advances in understanding the Critical Zone. The IML-CZO will also provide leadership in developing the next generation of scientists and practitioners and in advancing management strategies aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the system to present and emerging trends in human activities.

Information

General Information about IML-CZO is available on the Critical Zone Observatory website.


View the Critical Zone Observatory

Geodashboard

An Interactive Web Application that provides a way to view processed Data for various Sites throughout the IML-CZO region.


About Geodashboard

Clowder

A Web Based Data Management System that allows users to upload and download both raw and processed data related to IML-CZO.


About Clowder

About Geodashboard


An Interactive Web Application

The Geodashboard displays a selection of processed data from Clowder. The data is collected at various Sites throughout the IML-CZO region. Using this web application, it is possible to view data by category or source. The application also allows for the download of data as either a CSV or JSON file.

Explore

View and filter data by Category or Source, with various layers presented. After selecting a Site, Detailed Information is viewable from the Map Popup using the "View Data" button.

Detail

For the selected Site, all parameters for all times available can be viewed in detail. Parameter data is displayed with line charts. Data selected can be downloaded in either CSV or JSON format.

Compare

View comparison graphs based upon Site parameters. Up to three graphs can be generated at a time.

Search

Select and filter data using River Basins, Data Sources, Parameters, and Dates. Data selected can be downloaded in either CSV or JSON format.

About Clowder


A Web Based Data Management System

Clowder provides a way to view data collected at various Sites throughout the IML-CZO region. Data is organized in three levels: Spaces, Collections, and Datasets. Metadata is provided for datasets and files within Clowder. Both Raw and Processed Data is accessible upon logging in to Clowder. Space Permissions control Data Access.

Spaces

Space Permissions control Data Access.
Data Files are presented in categorical Spaces.

Data Access

With a valid Login and Space access, different datasets are available for download.

Search

Data can be located via various search criteria.

Metadata

User-provided Metadata enhances search capabilities and data explanations.

Clowder How-To Guide


This section contains information that is specific to the organization of the IML-CZO Clowder instance.

For General Clowder information, Sign Up details, How-To details, and Images, please see the Tutorial for New Users in the Clowder Wiki.


Sign Up

  1. Go to the Sign Up Page
  2. Follow all the provided directions on the page
  3. Check Email for the next step
  4. Using the Email Link, fill out the web form
  5. Check Email for questions to answer
  6. Respond to the Email using "Reply All"
  7. Check Email for Notice of Account Activation

Data Access Request

  1. Login to Clowder on the Login Page
  2. Navigate to the desired Space
  3. Click the link to "Request access" in the "Access" section on the right side of the page
  4. Check Email for a response
  5. Repeat as necessary for all desired Spaces

Contact Clowder Administrators

  1. Login to Clowder on the Login Page
  2. Navigate to the Email Admins Page
    (also accessible from the "Help" button in the Menu Bar by selecting the "Contact server admins")
  3. Submit the page
  4. Check Email for a response

Access Control Details

Being a Clowder user does not automatically provide access to all Spaces. Access type is established at the Space level for each Space (Admin, Editor, Viewer).

Organization Levels

The three basic organization levels within Clowder are Spaces, Collections, and Datasets. Tags, Metadata, and Sites are available to Explore. Search is enabled throughout the system.

About Spaces

Named after a general category. Spaces contain both Collections of Datasets and individual Datasets. Spaces do not contain files.

Spaces to Utilize

The Spaces within the IML-CZO Clowder for new data are Atmospheric, General Info, Ground Water, Lab Analyses, Soil, Spatial Info, and Surface Water

About Collections

Names include Keywords to describe the Dataset or Child Collections contained therein. Spaces contain both Child Collections and individual Datasets.

About Datasets

Names include the Sensor Name and Keywords. Datasets contain Raw Data and Processed Data, and may contain Folders or Files.

Metadata

Metadata is searchable. Definition sources are provided for each Metadata field. Multiple Metadata fields can be applied to Datasets and Files.

Tags

Tags are searchable. All Tags present in the application can be viewed. Multiple Tags can be applied to Datasets and Files.

Contact

Professor Praveen Kumar (Director)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
e-mail: kumar1@illinois.edu
phone: +1-217-333-4688

Professor Thanos Papanicolaou (Co-director)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Tennessee
e-mail: tpapanic@utk.edu
phone: +1-865-974-7836