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Multi-Wavelength Image Space: Another Grid-Enabled Science

Williams, Roy and Berriman, Bruce and Deelman, Ewa and Good, John and Jacob, Joseph and Kesselman, Carl and Lonsdale, Carol and Oliver, Seb and Prince, Thomas A. (2003) Multi-Wavelength Image Space: Another Grid-Enabled Science. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 15 (6). pp. 539-549. ISSN 1532-0626. doi:10.1002/cpe.715.

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We describe how the Grid enables new research possibilities in astronomy through multi-wavelength images. To see sky images in the same pixel space, they must be projected to that space, a computer-intensive process. There is thus a virtual data space induced that is defined by an image and the applied projection. This virtual data can be created and replicated with Planners and Replica catalog technology developed under the GriPhyN project. We plan to deploy our system (MONTAGE) on the U.S. Teragrid. Grid computing is also needed for ingesting data—computing background correction on each image—which forms a separate virtual data space. Multi-wavelength images can be used for pushing source detection and statistics by an order of magnitude from current techniques; for optimization of multi-wavelength image registration for detection and characterization of extended sources; and for detection of new classes of essentially multi-wavelength astronomical phenomena. The paper discusses both the Grid architecture and the scientific goals.

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Williams, Roy0000-0002-9145-8580
Berriman, Bruce0000-0001-8388-534X
Lonsdale, Carol0000-0003-0898-406X
Oliver, Seb0000-0001-7862-1032
Prince, Thomas A.0000-0002-8850-3627
Additional Information:© 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Group:Center for Advanced Computing Research, Space Radiation Laboratory, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Official Citation:Williams, R., Berriman, B., Deelman, E., Good, J., Jacob, J., Kesselman, C., Lonsdale, C., Oliver, S. and Prince, T. A. (2003), Multi-wavelength image space: another Grid-enabled science. Concurrency Computat.: Pract. Exper., 15: 539–549. doi:10.1002/cpe.715
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