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TitleOnline integration of groundwater and surface water data networks in N. America
AuthorBrodaric, B; Booth, N L
SourceProceedings of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Annual Meeting; .
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140112
PublisherInternational Association of Hydrogeologists
MeetingInternational Association of Hydrogeologists Annual Meeting; Perth; AU; September 15-20, 2013
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProgramGroundwater Information Management & Dissemination, Groundwater Geoscience
AbstractUnderstanding surface and subsurface water interactions is increasingly important to many aspects of water storage, supply, and quality. Data obtained from in-situ measurements are key ingredients to determining the nature of such interactions, but until recently such data has not been readily interoperable online. Advances in open geospatial standards are helping address this interoperability gap, and their progressive uptake by major data providers is precipitating the emergence of both groundwater and surface water data networks. However, such networks have remained largely uncoupled, despite their potential to interoperate. In this work we show how groundwater and surface water data networks can interoperate online via implementation of the open standards. A key result is the new development of a water profile for the standards, one that begins to address issues uniquely related to surface and subsurface water measurements, such as the massive volume of sensors in networks and the large number of parameters potentially measured. The results demonstrate the feasibility of coupling surface and subsurface water data networks, within and between nations, particularly in North America.
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Describes the development of a US-Canada profile for exchanging groundwater measurement data.
GEOSCAN ID294823