Climatological database belongs to the usual means of meteorological institutes of today. The main reason of its utilization is storage of all collected meteorological data in one unified structure to avoid data inconsistencies and discrepancies and to enable standard comfortable data access for all users and other software systems.
1) World Meteorological Organization
No additional data storage and no different and confusing data formats are needed.
Within the Climatological database (CLDB), the above-mentioned unified structure is based on SQL Database Server and the standard data access is based on SQL language. CLDB is based on WMO(1) recommended practices for climatological data processing (WMO Guide No. 100). It follows the WMO suggestion of a RDBMS (Relation Database Management System) application with wide use in climatology (World Climate Program efforts concerning new Climate Data Management Systems - CDMSs).
Great advantage of CLDB is modular architecture, which gives end user possibility of detailed customization. End user can specify additional non-standard input and output modules. Modules can be easily implemented and added to any existing or future installation. One of the most interesting extensions offered is upgrade to environmental database EnviDB
(radiation, air pollution, hydrological and other environmental monitoring). The guarantee of data storage quality is the industry-proven Oracle® Database Server, the world leader in database technologies.