16 Formats records in BETY

The PEcAn database keeps track of all the input files passed to models, as well as any data used in model validation or data assimilation. Before we start to register these files with PEcAn we need to define the format these files will be in.

The main goal is to take all the meta-data we have about a data file and create a record of it that pecan can use as a guide when parsing the data file.

This information is stored in a Format record in the bety database. Make sure to read through the current Formats before deciding to make a new one.