Integrated hydro-terrestrial modeling: Development of a national capability

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Abstract

Water is one of our most important natural resources and is essential to our national economy and security. Multiple federal government agencies have mission elements that address national needs related to water. Each water-related agency champions a unique science and/or operational mission focused on advancing a portion of the nation’s ability to meet our water-related challenges, often in close collaboration with scientists from the academic community. These diverse mission needs have engendered a rich and extensive base of water-related data and modeling capabilities. While useful for their intended purposes, these capabilities are not well integrated to address complex regional problems and overarching national problems. These major investments by several federal agencies and their scientific partners, however, lay the foundation for an integrated hydro-terrestrial modeling and data infrastructure that will enhance knowledge, understanding, prediction, and management of the nation’s diverse water challenges.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Integrated hydro-terrestrial modeling: Development of a national capability
DOI 10.25584/09102020/1659275
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Department of Energy
Contributing office(s) WMA - Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division
Description 182 p.
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