Keywords

Research data, CUAHSI HIS, DataONE, Integrated environmental modeling

Location

Session B1: Research Infrastructures for Integrated Environmental Modeling

Start Date

16-6-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

16-6-2014 10:20 AM

Description

Anticipated changes to climate, human population, land use, and urban form will alter the hydrology and availability of water within the water systems on which the world's population relies. Managing water resources, as well as maintaining associated capacity to provide ecosystem services (e.g., regulating flooding, maintaining instream flow during dry periods, cycling nutrients, and maintaining water quality) will require better information characterizing both the natural hydrologic system and human mediated hydrologic systems. The next generation of integrated environmental models will seek to provide this information but requires better access to data at the spatial and temporal scales relevant to decision making. However, significant challenges lie in coupling model components and in matching data to required model inputs and outputs at spatial and temporal scales appropriate for decision making. This paper describes the availability of data within research data repositories, including the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information System, the DataONE system, and the Critical Zone Observatory integrated data management system (CZOData), and its availability to and relevance for integrated environmental modeling.

 
Jun 16th, 9:00 AM Jun 16th, 10:20 AM

Toward Integrated Environmental Modeling Using Research Data Infastructures

Session B1: Research Infrastructures for Integrated Environmental Modeling

Anticipated changes to climate, human population, land use, and urban form will alter the hydrology and availability of water within the water systems on which the world's population relies. Managing water resources, as well as maintaining associated capacity to provide ecosystem services (e.g., regulating flooding, maintaining instream flow during dry periods, cycling nutrients, and maintaining water quality) will require better information characterizing both the natural hydrologic system and human mediated hydrologic systems. The next generation of integrated environmental models will seek to provide this information but requires better access to data at the spatial and temporal scales relevant to decision making. However, significant challenges lie in coupling model components and in matching data to required model inputs and outputs at spatial and temporal scales appropriate for decision making. This paper describes the availability of data within research data repositories, including the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information System, the DataONE system, and the Critical Zone Observatory integrated data management system (CZOData), and its availability to and relevance for integrated environmental modeling.