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An Interoperable, GIS-oriented, Information and Support System for Water Resources Management

Pierluigi Cau, Simone Manca, Costantino Soru, Davide Muroni, Dorian Gorgan, Victor Bacu, Anthony Lehman, Nicolas Ray
2013 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
In such a transnational context, there is a dire need for the environmental sciences to evolve from a simple, local-scale vision toward a complex, multi-user, multilayered holistic approach.  ...  A set of web OGC services and a complete Application Programming Interface (API) are also exposed by the portal.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was co-sponsored by the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Italy (RAS -., the "Argilla Group" project funded by the LR 37/98, the FP VII CLIMB Project  ... 
doi:10.14569/specialissue.2013.030309 fatcat:fu5gxwpgjffvjalb65usqaz6fe

Development and application of a physically based landscape water balance in the SWAT model

Eric D. White, Zachary M. Easton, Daniel R. Fuka, Amy S. Collick, Enyew Adgo, Matthew McCartney, Seleshi B. Awulachew, Yihenew G. Selassie, Tammo S. Steenhuis
2010 Hydrological Processes  
While appropriate for engineering design in temperate climates, the CN is less than ideal in monsoonal climates and areas dominated by variable source area hydrology.  ...  The CN methodology is based on the assumption that there is a unique relationship between the average moisture content and the CN for all hydrologic response units, a questionable assumption in many regions  ...  The official SWAT-WB paper should be referred to for a full discussion of the model and its successful application in two test watersheds.  ... 
doi:10.1002/hyp.7876 fatcat:2v7og3fr3vaqxfkbwsvcqfjhqi

Intuitive simulation, querying, and visualization for river basin policy and management

B. Eckman, P. C. West, C. Barford, G. Raber
2009 IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Acknowledgments We thank the reviewers for their helpful comments. We also extend a special thanks to the other members of the  ...  However, we have found that to date, open-source GIS software in particular has not served our needs as well as the ESRI ArcGIS.  ...  Key components of the user interface Since our focus in the first release of our DSS is ease of use for non-experts, the user interface is a critical component.  ... 
doi:10.1147/jrd.2009.5429020 fatcat:ccvawzznhzedpi26qq6wymwbzy

GIS and Distributed Watershed Models. II: Modules, Interfaces, and Models

Fred L. Ogden, Jurgen Garbrecht, Paul A. DeBarry, Lynn E. Johnson
2001 Journal of hydrologic engineering  
The controlling factors are data availability, GIS-module development, fundamental research on the applicability of distributed hydrologic models, and finally, regulatory acceptance of the new tools and  ...  This paper presents representative applications and models that can take advantage of spatially distributed data in a geographic information system (GIS) format for watershed analysis and hydrologic modeling  ...  A GRASS GIS interface was developed for SWAT (Srinivasan and Arnold 1994) .  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)1084-0699(2001)6:6(515) fatcat:ywq7sxn2m5btblvhv5aaihrqvi

A Comprehensive Review of Low Impact Development Models for Research, Conceptual, Preliminary and Detailed Design Applications

Sahereh Kaykhosravi, Usman Khan, Amaneh Jadidi
2018 Water  
methods with a focus on the flow routing method.  ...  This review provides in-depth insight into existing LID models from a hydrological and hydraulic point of view, which will facilitate in selecting the best-suited model.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the CHI Inc. for granting the student version of the PCSWMM model.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w10111541 fatcat:szv5kcih2bcodp7cfjdscddghm


Paul H. Martin, Eugene J. LeBoeuf, James P. Dobbins, Edsel B. Daniel, Mark D. Abkowitz
2005 Journal of the American Water Resources Association  
Additionally, continued model enhancements and the development of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) have encouraged the development of application "suites" for evaluation and visualization of engineering  ...  This paper provides a state-of-the-art critical review of current trends in interfacing GIS with predictive water resource models.  ...  Modular development introduces a level of flexibility commonly absent from a fully integrated GIS model system and provides a platform for model customizations for a target region.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2005.tb03813.x fatcat:bf6lw4yndngvhmwpy4pks55mgi

Field_SWAT: A tool for mapping SWAT output to field boundaries

Naresh Pai, Dharmendra Saraswat, Raghavan Srinivasan
2012 Computers & Geosciences  
Field_SWAT, a simple graphical user interface (GUI)-driven tool, was developed to map SWAT simulations from the HRU layer to a user-defined field boundaries layer.  ...  The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) hydrological/water quality model divides a watershed into hydrological response units (HRUs) based on unique land cover, soil type, and slope.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology (CAST) at the University of Arkansas for providing the computing resources for this research project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.07.006 fatcat:4zjcw7erdndo5ace3hwwwoq37q

A tightly coupled GIS and distributed hydrologic modeling framework

Gopal Bhatt, Mukesh Kumar, Christopher J. Duffy
2014 Environmental Modelling & Software  
The framework and the approach are applicable for watersheds of varied sizes, and offer a template for future GIS-Model integration efforts.  ...  This paper presents an open-source, platform independent, tightly coupled GIS and distributed hydrologic modeling framework, PIHMgis (, to improve model-data integration.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was supported by grant from the National Science Foundation (EAR 0725019 Shale Hills-Susquehanna Critical Zone Observatory), the Duke University start-up grant, and the Environmental  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.003 fatcat:yr2m7pt3ondgzb73kmx5eyuavi

Grid computing technology for hydrological applications

G. Lecca, M. Petitdidier, L. Hluchy, M. Ivanovic, N. Kussul, N. Ray, V. Thieron
2011 Journal of Hydrology  
The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research and education use, including for instruction at the authors institution and sharing with colleagues.  ...  It is also shown that Grid technology facilitates e-cooperation among partners by means of services for authentication and authorization, seamless access to distributed data sources, data protection and  ...  The multi-model multi-scale flood workflow application is supported by projects ADMIRE FP7-215024, APVV DO7RP-0006-08, DMM VMSP-P-0048-09, EGEE-III FP7-222667 and VEGA 2/ 0184/10.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.04.003 fatcat:kuoy4ycr7fexnhfj633ipl7rqe

Development of Water Quality Modeling in the United States

Robert B Ambrose, Tim A Wool, Thomas O. Barnwell
2009 Environmental Engineering Research  
Improved computer technology continues to drive improvements in water quality models, including more detailed environmental analysis (spatially and temporally), better user interfaces and GIS software,  ...  The modern era of water quality modeling in the United States began in the 1960s.  ...  Mapwindow is both a mapping tool and a GIS application programming interface in one convenient, re-distributable, open source solution.  ... 
doi:10.4491/eer.2009.14.4.200 fatcat:cncpjrw7xrg75pau2wukcnwqne

SWAT: Model Use, Calibration, and Validation

J. G. Arnold, D. N. Moriasi, P. W. Gassman, K. C. Abbaspour, M. J. White, R. Srinivasan, C. Santhi, R. D. Harmel, A. van Griensven, M. W. Van Liew, N. Kannan, M. K. Jha
2012 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Transactions  
a geographic information system (GIS) interface for SWAT and overview describing the key components of SWAT, respectively.  ...  The user interaction or manual component of the SWAT-CUP calibration forces the user to obtain a better understanding of the overall hydrologic processes (e.g., baseflow ratios, ET, sediment sources and  ...  literature database, GIS interface tools, pre-and post-processing tools, open source code, regional and international conferences, and model training workshops.  ... 
doi:10.13031/2013.42256 fatcat:3ms5dbywzjcnnau63loxdbjtte

A Large Scale GIS Geodatabase of Soil Parameters Supporting the Modeling of Conservation Practice Alternatives in the United States

Mauro Di Luzio, Mike J. White, Jeffrey G. Arnold, Jimmy R. Williams, James R. Kiniry
2017 Journal of Geographic Information System  
As an alternative, the composing spatial elements, polygons and multi-resolution rasters, and the models' elements are offered as a file-folder system of data with completely Open Source formats.  ...  This development relies on the Digital General Soil Map (DGSM) as the source of soil information, and leverages on architectural design and associated tools created for a companion product at higher resolution  ...  for a set of agricultural hydrology models (SWAT, APEX, and ALMANAC).  ... 
doi:10.4236/jgis.2017.93016 fatcat:s5bikta6irdm5pbepe2p2lyc5q

Design of a metadata framework for environmental models with an example hydrologic application in HydroShare

Mohamed M. Morsy, Jonathan L. Goodall, Anthony M. Castronova, Pabitra Dash, Venkatesh Merwade, Jeffrey M. Sadler, Mohammad Adnan Rajib, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, David G. Tarboton
2017 Environmental Modelling & Software  
and open source as part of the larger HydroShare software repository.  ...  The framework is implemented within the HydroShare system and applied for a hydrologic model sharing use case.  ...  Fig. 11 shows the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for how a user selects a model resource type within HydroShare.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.028 fatcat:m7tand3rvvcorkojruyb7se2qu

Applications of the SWAT Model Special Section: Overview and Insights

Philip W. Gassman, Ali M. Sadeghi, Raghavan Srinivasan
2014 Journal of Environmental Quality  
that have been held during the past decade, comprehensive online documentation and supporting software, and an open source code that can be adapted by model users for specific application needs.  ...  SWAT has also proved to be highly flexible in addressing a wide range of water resource problems, as a result of the comprehensive nature of the model, strong model support, and open access status of the  ...  Arnold, the lead developer of SWAT, who along with other members of the "SWAT Team" (at Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and elsewhere) has led the worldwide use and improvement of SWAT among a vast number  ... 
doi:10.2134/jeq2013.11.0466 pmid:25602534 fatcat:i4sz4iolkzc4nejondcgjc2224

Runoff simulation using a modified SWAT model with spatially continuous HRUs

Jicai Ning, Zhiqiang Gao, Qingshui Lu
2015 Environmental Earth Sciences  
Here, a new method to produce continuous HRUs with a clear spatial position for SWAT using Geographic Information System tools is proposed and then tested in a small catchment of the Taihu Basin, China  ...  The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model is a well-established eco-hydrologic model that employs the hydrological response unit (HRU) as the basic unit.  ...  Owing to its user-friendly interface, open source code and extensive regional adaptation, the SWAT model is becoming increasingly popular worldwide Yang et al. 2010; Ouyang et al. 2010; Kingston and Taylor  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4613-2 fatcat:s3auoruzdnhfbe7behmukce55y
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