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. Data is local; metadata is shared.
Data can be accessed from a variety of Madrigal sites, including (but not limited to) Millstone Hill, USA, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, EISCAT, Norway, SRI International, USA, 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 archival CEDAR site. --- Community members: http://www.openmadrigal.org/