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Towards standardising irrigation DSS inputs data formats through adaptation of the WDTF/WaterML

NJ Car, GA Moore, F Chan (ed.), D Marinova (ed.), RS Anderssen (ed.)

19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2011) | MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

Irrigators use many data sources such as automatic weather stations (AWS), flow metres, soil moisture probes etc. to inform them when they try to make objective decisions at the farm level. Crop models and irrigation Decision Support Systems (DSS) that they could use to help them in this are hindered by their ability to use the data from all of these sources which diminishes their relevance to irrigators and reduces their uptake. Factors causing this hindrance are: • Physical connectivity access to data; • Data ownership restrictions; • Incompatibility of the data formats; • Unsatisfactory or non-existent quality assurance and metadata for reliable use. The Internet and wide radio and cellul..

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