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ESRL Global Systems Division

NIMBUS: Networked Information Management client-Based User Services

NIMBUS is a real-time data transport and processing system operating within the GSD Central Facility. The system is designed to meet the following requirements:

  • acquire various heterogeneous data sets in real-time
  • decode, process and store real-time data sets
  • distribute sets to users in real-time
  • support continuous (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) data services
  • provide access to all data sets historically supported in GSD

The major elements of NIMBUS are shown schematically in the diagram below.

NIMBUS schematic

Papers on NIMBUS