User-interactive sediment budgets in a browser: A web application for river science and management

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Abstract

Decision-support tools providing accurate, near-real-time data and user-friendly interactive visualizations are of critical value to resource managers tasked with planning and carrying out management programs in their domain. Creating a system to continuously aggregate datasets and recompute derived values is difficult and error-prone when attempted by hand. To address this need for river managers in support of sediment budgeting, we have created a web-based, open source suite of tools and processes that 1) continually aggregate data of interest, 2) recompute derived values based upon latest available data, and 3) update visualizations on-demand, providing simple front-end tools available to resource managers and the public. For the first time, engineers and scientists can access these tools freely over the web to assist them with planning and adaptive management decisions.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title User-interactive sediment budgets in a browser: A web application for river science and management
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Department of Interior
Contributing office(s) Office of Water Information
Description 11 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference and the 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference
First page 595
Last page 605
Conference Title 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference and the 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference
Conference Location Reno, NV
Conference Date April 19-23, 2015