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Project ID: 357
Author: Ramya Kurmana
Project Title: Observation Data Model (ODM) For Rincon Bayou, Nueces Delta
Semester: 1 2010
Committe Chair: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Committee Member 1: Dr. Paul Montagna
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: The restoration and enhancement project of Rincon Bayou and marsh in Nueces Delta is being carried out by The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP). A wide range of research and investigation is being carried out that includes an operation to determine the influence of diversions in restoring the marsh structure and functionality and further to determine better operational methods and explore environmental benefits. The Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI) is a consortium of 126 universities, colleges, and research institutions from the U.S. and around the world. The CUAHSI has developed a central repository called Observation Data Model (ODM), which is generic and robust enough to encapsulate observations from outside the hydrological paradigm, such as the biological data from Rincon Bayou. In spite of the robustness of the ODM, some limitations have been reported regarding its ability to accurately store the data. In this graduate project, some of the challenges of the ODM have been highlighted. In order to address these challenges, we develop an application that overcomes the limitations being highlighted as part of this project.
Project URL:   357.pdf