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This collection includes research outputs from Stanford-associated researchers on the wide variety of topics and fields under investigation at Stanford University, including statistics, engineering, biology, chemistry, social sciences, humanities, medicine, physics, geosciences, and the environment. This content is made discoverable and accessible via deposit into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). You can find out more about the SDR service and federal funding agency requirements for data sharing and preservation on the About page.

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"I think every scientist should consider using Stanford Digital Repository. It provides an easy-to-use platform for efficient communication of research findings which is essential to reproducibility and trust in science publications."

– Hatef Monajemi, Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering


SDR Deposit of the Week: Rocks and Sustainable Energy

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When you think about rocks, you might not think about energy, but Christopher Zahasky does. Chris has been looking at vesicular basaltic volcanic rocks, like the one shown below, and the way fluid flows through them (see the graphical abstract for his recent article above). "These volcanic rocks are an important source of geothermal energy and provide a potential location for large-scale subsurface carbon dioxide storage for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation," Chris told us. "Understanding fluid flow is important for more effectively using these types of geologic systems for sustainable energy resource development."

As with all fields of science, data analysis and management challenges still exist. For Chris's field, these include the transparency of methods included in the published literature and robust quantification of data uncertainties. We hope the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), where Chris and his co-authors have deposited code and data generated as part of this research, can help. Chris chose to share these additional data in the SDR because "accessible, permanent, discoverable data and methods provide a foundation for future scientific inquiry and provide scientific accountability of published research." We couldn't agree with you more, Chris.

Chris also indicated that "by sharing this content we hope other people may use these models to better couple fluid flow and geochemical reactions in these types of rocks." The article describing this particular research project can be found in Advances in Water Resources.

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SDR Deposit of the Week: Optimizing Wind Farms

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Every year, more and more Stanford researchers use the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) to share the work they have done in a way that goes beyond just publishing a paper -- they provide direct access to the actual data files so that others may also benefit from their efforts. Graduate student Michael Howland is one such forward-thinking Cardinal who recently deposited the data associated with his article "Wind farm power optimization through wake steering," out today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Michael found the SDR through a Google search. He wanted to share these data because "open-access real wind farm SCADA [Supervisory control and data acquisition] data is uncommon and has the potential to aid in the development of state-of-the-art models and optimization tools." In addition, Michael said that "these data represent the first field experiment of wake steering with multiple wind turbines at a utility-scale wind farm." We are very excited to be hosting these important data in the Stanford Digital Repository!

Michael took a few minutes to tell us a bit more about his research and the challenges they face in this field.

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