2008 November 24-28
The investigation of the distribution and dynamics of dust in the Solar System is of statistical nature and depends critically on the amount and availability of observational data. The advent of virtual observatories in astrophysics is ideally timed with the observational advances in data recording in meteor science. We are seeking the installation of a virtual observatory for meteoroids and meteors. The team will deal with all types of requirements for such a project. Outcomes of the team meeting comprise data exchange interfaces, database models, data qualification procedures, and preview analysis tools. The team meeting consists of presentations of meteoroid data types at present and possible future types, discussions on the structure of the virtual observatory, and actual programming. The output will be considerable progress in creating a database of meteoroid information including interfaces for accessibility.
Team members present
Rainer Arlt, Int. Meteor Organization