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Peter Schweitzer

Geologist

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Peter Schweitzer works on scientific information management at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston Virginia.  With a formal background in geology and oceanography and practical experience in software development, he serves as a bridge between the scientific research and information technology communities.

Currently his work focuses on providing usable scientific data to the public through the internet.  Perhaps best known for producing widely-used software that parses and validates geospatial metadata, he has more recently led a small team to develop controlled vocabularies and used cataloging software to design a topical index of scientific information on the web. He holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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Publications

Schweitzer, Peter N., 1995. Monthly average polar sea-ice concentration. U.S. Geological Survey, Data Series 27, 1 computer laser optical disc :col. ;4 3/4 in. [Link]

Schweitzer, Peter N., 1994. ANALOG: a program for estimating paleoclimate parameters using the method of modern analogs. Open-File Report 94-645, Dataset, source code, and accompanying documentation [Link]

Schweitzer, Peter N., 1993. Modern average global sea-surface temperature. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Data Series 10, 1 computer laser optical disc :col. ;4 3/4 in. +1 manual (25 leaves ; 28 cm.) [Link]




 

Schweitzer, Peter N. and G.P. Lohmann, 1990, Life-history and the evolution of ontogeny in the ostracode genus Cyprideis: Paleobiology volume 16, pp 107-125.

Schweitzer, Peter N. and G.P. Lohmann, 1991, Ontogeny and habitat of modern menardiiform planktonic foraminifera: Journal of Foraminiferal Research volume 21, pp. 332-346.

Schweitzer, Peter N., 2003, National Spatial Data Clearinghouse: The real story, in Soller, David R. (ed.) Digital mapping techniques '03 - Workshop proceedings, USGS Open-File Report 03-471.

Putting Metadata in Plain Language
GIS World September 1998; volume 11, number 9, pages 56-59.


 




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Natural Resourcesmineral resources
Oceans and Coastlinespaleoceanography



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Energy & Minerals for America's Future

Data Integration & Interoperability

Scientific information management


Contact Information

Peter Schweitzer
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192-0002
pschweitzer@usgs.gov
703-648-6533
703-648-6252 - Fax
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