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GH2MF2 has joined the CSDMS Project – Hydrology Focus Research Group

GH2MF2 – Association for a Participated Global Hydrological Monitoring and Flood Forecasting System has joined the CSDMS Project as a member of the Hydrology Focus Research Group. The Hydrology FRG is a research group (currently 652 members), that is additionally co-sponsored by CUAHSI, the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. Our goal is to provide input to the CSDMS effort on how to best represent hydrological processes and models within CSDMS. Another role that the Hydrology FRG will play is to facilitate links to other community hydrologic modeling activities, including those led by CUAHSI.
The reasons why we have joined The Hydrology FRG CSDMS are the following: Share all the developments, software and source codes of the hydrological models used in GH2MF2 such as TOPKAPI-eXtended and Predictive Uncertainty Processors (MCP), share hydrometeorological datasets for calibration/validation of hydrological models, share the open source platform GH2MF2 WEB-GIS developments, share knowledge and ideas and finally be integrated into the CSDMS community.
The Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) is a NSF-supported, international and community-driven effort to transform the science and practice of earth-surface dynamics modeling. CSDMS integrates a diverse community of 1572 members that represent 204 U.S. institutions (140 academic, 32 private, 34 federal) and 360 non-U.S. institutions (244 academic, 34 private, 82 government) from 68 countries.

The Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) deals with the Earth’s surface – the ever-changing, dynamic interface between lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere. We are a diverse community of experts promoting the modeling of earth surface processes by developing, supporting, and disseminating integrated software modules that predict the movement of fluids, and the flux (production, erosion, transport, and deposition) of sediment and solutes in landscapes and their sedimentary basins.

CSDMS Project purposes:

  • Produces protocols for community-generated, continuously evolving, open software
  • Distributes software tools and models
  • Provides cyber-infrastructure to promote the quantitative modeling of earth surface processes
  • Addresses the challenging problems of surface-dynamic systems: self-organization, localization, thresholds, strong linkages, scale invariance, and interwoven biology & geochemistry
  • Enables the rapid development and application of linked dynamic models tailored to specific landscape basin evolution (LBE) problems at specific temporal and spatial scales
  • Partners with related computational and scientific programs to eliminate duplication of effort and to provide an intellectually stimulating environment
  • Supports a strong linkage between what is predicted by CSDMS codes and what is observed, both in nature and in physical experiments
  • Supports the imperatives in Earth Science research:
  1. discovery, use, and conservation of natural resources;
  2. characterization and mitigation of natural hazards;
  3. geotechnical support of commercial and infrastructure development;
  4. stewardship of the environment; and
  5. terrestrial surveillance for global security.

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