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Ultimately, successful science exploitation of WFCAM will depend on user access to the large data volumes generated by this instrument. This document has been written for the purposes of the WFCAM software review to describe WFAU's solution to this problem. The intention is to outline the science requirements being placed on the WFCAM Science Archive (WSA) as a whole; discuss in more detail those requirements pertaining to WSA software; describe the current work at WFAU relevant to the implementation of a working WSA; and finally an overview of the design of the WSA as it currently stands. The WFAU WSA homepage is at

Nigel Hambly 2002-10-08