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Title: Exposing hydrologic databases using web services
Authors: Goodall, Jonathan
Valentine, David
Maidment, David
Keywords: Databases-portals;Web services;Nutrient concentrations;Information technology and hydroscience;Water quality
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2006
Publisher: Michael Piasecki and College of Engineering, Drexel University
Citation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/732
Abstract: Historical and real-time hydrologic time series data including streamflow, water quality, precipitation, and groundwater level observations are maintained by different federal, state, and local agencies. Taken together, these observations aid scientists in their pursuit to understand the movement of water through natural landscapes and policy makers in their management of water resources. Although these databases are available over the Internet free of charge, it remains difficult to quickly access and fuse the information together into a consistent and integrated spatiotemporal framework. The hydrologic community, through the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), is addressing these data interoperability issues with the development of a Hydrologic Information System (HIS). One of the primary purposes of this information system is to improve the way hydrologists access and integrate the data required to parameterize and calibration simulation models. As a case study toward this end goal we present a water quality model for the Neuse River Basin that leverages web services for access to federal databases. Our study highlights the advantages of the current HIS system and suggests improvements for future versions of the system.
Description: Paper presented at The Seventh International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE) hosted by the College of Engineering at Drexel Univeristy on September 10-13, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference theme was IT in the Field of HydroSciences. It included several mini-symposia that emphasized IT topics in HydroSciences and the yearly meeting of the metadata group of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange organization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1459
ISBN: 0977447405
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