Location: Water Management and Systems ResearchTitle: The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model integrated into the environmental Resources Assessment and Management System (eRAMS) and Cloud Services Integration Platform (CSIP)
|LIGHTHART, NATHAN - Colorado State University|
|DAVID, OLAF - Colorado State University|
|PATTERSON, DAVID - Colorado State University|
|ARABI, MAZDAK - Colorado State University|
|KIPKA, HOLM - Colorado State University|
Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2018
Publication Date: 6/24/2018
Citation: Lighthart, N.P., David, O., Green, T.R., Mcmaster, G.S., Patterson, D., Arabi, M., Kipka, H. 2018. The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model integrated into the environmental Resources Assessment and Management System (eRAMS) and Cloud Services Integration Platform (CSIP). 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software.
Interpretive Summary: N/A
Technical Abstract: Distributing models to various users can be difficult and prone to error, and therefore may negatively reflect on the program. Model distribution typically involves users downloading and installing the model following setup instructions. However, if this step is not handled correctly, the model is not able to be used correctly. Deploying a model through a web interface allows the user to focus on running the model rather than ensuring the model is setup correctly. The eRAMS/CSIP platform is designed to provide visual tools for models to be parameterized and connected to input data (eRAMS), and run using a remote web service (CSIP) as Model as a Service (MaaS). By using MaaS, the model and the user’s data are accessible from any device. Further, models can take a long time to run, especially if calibrating. By executing the model remotely in asynchronous mode, the user can shut down their local machine without terminating the model run. Integration of the Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model into the second revision of the eRAMS/CSIP platform will be described and demonstrated. Thus, the AgES watershed model is publicly available as a CSIP MaaS, which will be linked with other applications in eRAMS, including watershed delineation into interconnected polygons or hydrological response units (HRUs) and automated generation of crop rotations and tillage operations in each HRU using LAMPS (Landuse and Agricultural Management Practices web-Service).