Using a cloud to replenish parched groundwater modeling efforts

Ground Water
By: , and 



Groundwater models can be improved by introduction of additional parameter flexibility and simultaneous use of soft-knowledge. However, these sophisticated approaches have high computational requirements. Cloud computing provides unprecedented access to computing power via the Internet to facilitate the use of these techniques. A modeler can create, launch, and terminate “virtual” computers as needed, paying by the hour, and save machine images for future use. Such cost-effective and flexible computing power empowers groundwater modelers to routinely perform model calibration and uncertainty analysis in ways not previously possible.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Using a cloud to replenish parched groundwater modeling efforts
Series title Ground Water
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00699.x
Volume 48
Issue 3
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Wiley Online Library
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Ground Water
First page 360
Last page 365
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional metadata about this publication, not found in other parts of the page is in this table