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TitleThe shared (onto)logic of surface and subsurface water bodies
AuthorBrodaric, B
SourceProceedings, CUAHSI Annual Meeting 2013; .
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140111
PublisherConsortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science Inc
MeetingCUAHSI Annual Meeting 2013; Logan; US; July 17-19, 2013
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience, Groundwater Information Management & Dissemination
AbstractHydrology ontologies are being created for many purposes, such as enhancing data search, discovery, and interoperability. Their development is largely ad-hoc, driven primarily by the needs of specific systems. However, as systems become more integrated, there exists a greater need to more rigorously align heterogeneous ontological representations, such as those associated with vocabularies and standard data structures, for both surface and subsurface water. One approach to alignment is the use of a canonical reference ontology that provides a rigorous and formal view of the domain. This work describes recent progress on the development of such an ontology for hydrology. It is motivated by heterogeneity in surface and subsurface water data standards, and identifies a shared conceptual-logical structure 'the containment schema' that underpins the reference ontology and that can help resolve various heterogeneities.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Describes progress on the development of a digital representation of key groundwater entities, with a focus on the interaction between surface water and groundwater.