Keywords

data management, geographic information system, hydrologic information systems, hydrologic modelling, observation data, web services

Start Date

1-7-2012 12:00 AM

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Discovering and accessing hydrologic and climate data for use in research or water management can be a difficult task that consumes valuable time and personnel resources. New advances in cyberinfrastructure and in semantic mediation technologies have provided the means for creating better tools supporting data discovery and access. In this paper we describe a freely available and open source software tool, called HydroDesktop that can be used for discovering, downloading, managing, visualizing, and analyzing hydrologic data. HydroDesktop was created to discover data published using the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information System (HIS).

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

Hydrologic Data Discovery, Download, Visualization, and Analysis: A Brief Introduction to HydroDesktop

Discovering and accessing hydrologic and climate data for use in research or water management can be a difficult task that consumes valuable time and personnel resources. New advances in cyberinfrastructure and in semantic mediation technologies have provided the means for creating better tools supporting data discovery and access. In this paper we describe a freely available and open source software tool, called HydroDesktop that can be used for discovering, downloading, managing, visualizing, and analyzing hydrologic data. HydroDesktop was created to discover data published using the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information System (HIS).