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Data Homogenization

The different nature of the different climate products, models and variables, and the idiosyncratic naming and storage conventions often applied by the various modelling centres, makes necessary a previous homogenization across datasets in order to implement a truly user-friendly toolbox for data access.

loadeR.ECOMS achieves this by defining a common vocabulary to all climate datasets. The particular variables of each dataset are translated -and transformed if necessary- into the common vocabulary by means of a dictionary.

These features and more details regarding homogenization have a ?dedicated section in the loadeR's wiki.