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New Paper: Using a Model MAP to prepare hydro-meteorological models for generic use

20-Jul-2016

SeaZone are at  the forefront of research in hydro-meteorological model coupling, and Quillon Harpham has published a paper in the Elsevier Journal about preparing hydro-meteorological models for generic use as characterised by a Model MAP. A Model MAP abstracts common characteristics from leading integrated modelling technologies. These characteristics form a generic framework which can be followed before any numerical model is offered for interoperability in structured environments. Below is the full abstract…

 

‘Using a Model MAP to prepare hydro-meteorological models for generic use

Structured environments for executing environmental numerical models are becoming increasingly common, typically including functions for discovering models, running and integrating them. As these environments proliferate and mature, a set of topics is emerging as common ground between them. This paper abstracts common characteristics from leading integrated modelling technologies and derives a generic framework, characterised as a Model MAP – Metadata (including documentation and licence), Adaptors (to common standards) and Portability (of model components). The idea is to form a gateway concept consisting of a checklist of elements which must be in place before a numerical model is offered for interoperability in a structured environment and at a level of abstraction suitable to support environmental model interoperability in general. Following comparison to the Component-Based Water Resource Model Ontology, the Model MAP is applied to DRIHM, an hydro-meteorological research infrastructure, as the initial use case and more generic aspects are also discussed.’

 

Please get in touch with Quillon if you would like more information q.harpham@hrwallingford.com or  view the full paper through the following doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.08.007

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