WaterHUB Presentation at the CUAHSI HIS Confrence in Logan, Utah, 2011

By Venkatesh Merwade

Purdue University

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Most hydrologists use hydrologic models to simulate the hydrologic processes to understand hydrologic pathways and fluxes for research, decision making and engineering design. Once these tasks are complete including publication of results, the models generally are not published or made available to the public for further use and improvement. Although publication or sharing of models is not required for journal publications, sharing of models may open doors for new collaborations, and avoids duplication of efforts if other researchers are interested in simulating a particular watershed for which a model already exists. For researchers, who are interested in sharing models, there are limited avenues to publishing their models to the wider community. Towards filling this gap, the objective of this project is to develop a prototype cyberinfrastructure (CI), called WaterHUB, based on the well established HUBZero infrastructure for sharing hydrologic data and modeling tools in an interactive environment. To test the utility of WaterHUB for sharing hydrologic models, a system to publish and share SWAT (Soil Water Assessment Tool) is developed. Users can utilize WaterHUB to search and download existing SWAT models, and also upload new SWAT models. Metadata such as the name of the watershed, name of the person or agency who developed the model, simulation period, time step, and list of calibrated parameters are associated with each model. This presentation will showcase up-to-date progress of the WaterHUB including a short demonstration of how to share, publish, and download an existing SWAT model using WaterHUB.

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  • Venkatesh Merwade (2014), "WaterHUB Presentation at the CUAHSI HIS Confrence in Logan, Utah, 2011,"

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