Hydroinformatics Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Anaylsis, and Modeling
by Praveen Kumar

Hydroinformatics introduces the tools, approaches, and system considerations necessary to take full advantage of the abundant hydrological data available today.


  • Provides the first comprehensive introduction to hydroinformatics
  • Takes a pedagogical approach to the concepts that does not rely on research that will soon be outdated
  • Integrates multidisciplinary information into a unified treatment
  • Supplies ready-to-use software techniques for application
  • Includes real-world examples and programs
  • Offers downloadable companion software to implement the concepts and techniques outlined in the book


Data Integrative Studies in Hydroinformatics

  • What is Hydroinformatics?
  • Scope of the Book

Unified Modeling Language

  • What is UML?
  • The Framework of the UML
  • Object Model Diagrams
  • Database Design and Deployment

Digital Library Technology

  • Building the Hydrologic Information System Digital Library

Hydrologic Metadata

  • Introduction to Metadata.
  • Definition of Metadata Categories
  • Metadata: Problems and Standardization
  • Hydrologic Metadata

Hydrologic Data Models

  • Data Models
  • Geodata Models
  • The ArcHydro Data Model

Modelshed Data Model

  • Modelshed Framework
  • The Modelshed Geodata Model Structure

Data Models for Storage and Retrieval

  • Survey of Different Types and Uses of Data
  • Who are the Users?
  • Gathering, Using, and Archiving Data
  • Data Management Challenges

Data Formats

  • Formats and Abstraction Layers
  • Concepts of Data File Formats


  • What is HDF5?
  • HDF5 Data Model: Drilling Down
  • HDF5 Library
  • Example Problem: Using the HDF5 File Format as IO for an Advection -Diffusion Model

Web Services

  • Distributed Object Systems
  • Web Services


  • Data Descriptions
  • Task Descriptions in XML

Grid Computing

  • Grid Genesis
  • Protocol-Based Grids
  • Service Grids
  • Application Scenarios

Integrated Data Management

  • Metadata and Integrated Data Management
  • Metadata Mechanism for Data Management
  • Data Management System Using Metadata Mechanism
  • Development of an Integrated Data Management System

Introduction to Data Processing

  • Motivation Example
  • NSF Funded Applications

Understanding Data Sources

  • Data Sources from Data Producers
  • Example of Data Generation for Modeling BRDFs
  • Example of Data Acquisitions Using Wireless Sensor Networks

Data Representation

  • Vector Data Types
  • Raster Data Types

Spatial Registration

  • Spatial Registration Steps
  • Computational Issues Related to Spatial Registration


  • Georeferencing Models
  • Geographic Transformations
  • Finding Georeferencing Information

Data Integration

  • Spatial Interpolation with Kriging
  • Shallow Integration of Geospatial Raster Data
  • Deep Integration of Raster and Vector Data

Feature Extraction

  • Feature Extraction from Point Data
  • Feature Extraction from Raster Data

Feature Selection and Analysis

  • General Feature Selection Problem
  • Spectral Band Selection Problem
  • Overview of Band Selection Methods
  • Conducting Band Selection Studies
  • Feature Analysis and Decision Support Example
  • Evaluation of Geographic Territorial Partitions and Decision Support

Statistical Data Mining

  • Supervised Learning
  • Unsupervised Learning

Neural Networks

  • Back-Propagation Neural Networks
  • Synthetic Data Generation Based on Neural Networks
  • Radial Basis Neural Networks: Minimal Resource Allocation Networks

Genetic Algorithms

  • GA Basics
  • Formulating Hydroinformatics Optimization Problems: A Case Study in Groundwater Monitoring Design
  • GA Theory
  • Design Methodology for SGA Parameter Setting and Finding the Optimal Solution
  • Overcoming Computational Limitations
  • Advanced GAs

Fuzzy Logic

  • Fuzzy Sets Essentials
  • Fuzzy Modeling
  • Fuzzy Reasoning Tutorial: An Example


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Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Anaylsis, and Modeling
by Praveen Kumar

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