Monitoring water quality in the great lakes leveraging geo-temporal cyber infrastructure

Indira Gutierrez-Polo, Yan Zhao, Shannon Bradley, Eugene Roeder, Michelle Pitcel, Kristin Tepas, Paris Collingsworth, Luigi Marini

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Abstract

When hydrologic scientists are looking for data to use in their data models relevant to their research area, they encounter a bottleneck when trying to collect relevant information, sometimes they might not know of all the available sources. Great Lakes Monitoring (GLM) collects data from 5 different state and federal agencies that take measurements on nutrients, geochemicals, contaminants, among other water quality data that directly affect the water health in the Great Lakes. In this paper, we describe the cyberinfrastructure that has been implemented in order to address this issue. To accomplish this, it cleans and organizes the data into a semi-standardized schema, ingests the data to a database, and takes advantage of a user interface for data visualizations. On top of this, trends for selected parameters can be observed within a map, data can be searched, downloaded in various formats and compared across different locations within the Great Lakes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages364-373
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538626863
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2017
Event13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Oct 24 2017Oct 27 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017

Other

Other13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period10/24/1710/27/17

Keywords

  • data access
  • data discovery
  • data preservation
  • data visualization
  • geographic information systems
  • hydrologic information systems
  • web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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