Finalized:Monday, July 4, 2016
Author(s):Maidment, D. R.
An Open Water Data Initiative has been established by the federal government to enhance water information sharing across the United States (U.S.) using standardized web services for geospatial and temporal data. In a parallel effort, the National Weather Service has established a new National Water Center on the Tuscaloosa campus of the University of Alabama, at which a new National Water Model starts operations in June 2016, to continually simulate and forecast streamflow discharge throughout the continental U.S. These two developments support the interoperability of streamflow and hydrologic information in time and space from modeled and observed sources through the use of open standards to share water information.
Maidment, David R., 2016. Open Water Data in Space and Time. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 52(4):816–824. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12436This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1343785. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.