CUAHSI’s data services and software provide solutions to support many different workflows and use cases, and all aspects of the data management life cycle, from collecting, storing, and analyzing data, to sharing, publishing, and citing data, thereby enabling reproducibility in the water sciences.
CUAHSI’s HydroClient data portal provides access to more than 100 data sources, including over 5 million unique time series, from federal agencies, university researchers, volunteer science groups, and others through a single map interface, with all data returned to the user in the same format. Use HydroClient to search for, preview, and download time series data like streamflow measurements, meteorological data, repeated grab sample results, and soil moisture measurements. To learn more, check out the HydroClient User Guide.
Data Storage & Publication
The benefits of publishing your data with CUAHSI include:
- Data Discoverability: data can be discovered in a domain-specific repository among hundreds of other data sources and through Google Database Search.
- Data access control: keep data private, limit sharing to selected colleagues, or make data publicly available.
- Access free tools developed by the hydrologic community for managing and analyzing data.
- Increased project sustainability: data and models are stored in one of CUAHSI’s data repositories.
- Data can be easily cited: at the completion of your project, formally publish your data by obtaining a Digital Object Identifier.
- Support: CUAHSI staff provide assistance and long-term infrastructure support, including regular data back-ups.
CUAHSI’s Data Repositories:
Analysis & Modeling Tools
The CUAHSI Model Domain Subsetter is service that provides access to static domain datasets (i.e. hydrofabric) for CONUS-scale hydrologic models for water science research and education. This service currently provides access to data for running the National Water Model (versions 1.2.2 and 2.0) and Parflow (version 1).
The CUAHSI JupyterHub is a cloud computing service that enables researchers to execute scientific code and explore, modify, and interact with data inside a remote execution environment using Python and/or R programming languages. It is integrated with HydroShare and the Hydrologic Information System data repositories, making it easy to leverage community datasets, collaborate, and disseminate research workflows.
CUAHSI has partnered with MathWorks to offer a community computational platform using MATLAB software. MATLAB is a programming platform designed for engineers and scientists to analyze and design systems and products.
CUAHSI develops, maintains, and hosts cloud computing software to support scientific research and education in the water sciences. Our systems interoperate with data repositories such as the Hydrologic Information System (HIS) and HydroShare. Our goal is to provide tools for analysis, publication, and replication of scientific models and workflows that can be used for research, education, and other water-resources applications.
We’ve developed a suite of cloud computing services to improve the way we conduct scientific analysis, water science education, and reproducible science. These efforts build off the widely used open source Jupyter project to provide a free to use cloud computing service to the community.
Learn more about the cloud computing services we offer: