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The GIS Weasel - An Interface for the Development of Spatial Parameters for Physical Process Modeling
Entry ID: USGS_GIS_WEASEL


Summary
Abstract: GIS Weasel is a software system designed to aid users in preparing spatial information as input to lumped and distributed parameter environmental simulation models (ESMs). The GIS Weasel provides geographic information system (GIS) tools to help create maps of geographic features relevant to the application of a user’s ESM and to generate parameters from those maps. The operation of the GIS Weasel does not require a user to be a GIS expert, only that a user has an understanding of the spatial information requirements of the model. The GIS Weasel software system provides a GIS-based graphical user interface (GUI), C programming language executables, and general utility scripts. The software will run on any computing platform where ArcInfo Workstation (version 8.1 or later) and the GRID extension are accessible. The user controls the GIS Weasel by interacting with menus, maps, and tables.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: The GIS Weasel software.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: An Overview of the GIS Weasel.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
ESRI
Environmental Systems Research Institute
ArcInfo
ArcGIS
MRU
Modeling Response Units
Topographical
Topography


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


Publications/References
G.H.Leavesley, P.J. Restrepo, L.G. Stannard, L.A.Frankowski, A.M. Sautins, MMS:
A modeling framework for multidisciplinary research and operational
applications, in GIS and Environmental Modeling: Progress and Research Issues,
GIS World Books, Fort Collins, CO, p. 155 (1996).

G.N. Day, Extended streamflow forecasting using NWSRFS. J. of Water Res.
Planning and Manag., 111(2), p. 157 (1985).

S.K. Jenson, J.O. Domingue, Extracting topographic structure from digital
elevation data for geographic information system analysis, Photogrammetric Eng.
and Remote Sens. 54, p. 1593 (1988).

G.H. Leavesley, S.L. Markstrom, M.S. Brewer, R.J. Viger, The Modular Modeling
System (MMS) -- The physical process modeling component of a database-centered
decision support system for water and power management, Water, Air, and Soil
Pollution 90, p. 303 (1996).

G.H. Leavesley, G.E. Grant, S.L. Markstrom, R.J. Viger, M.S. Brewer, A modular
modeling approach to watershed analysis and ecosystem management, in
Proceedings of Watershed '96 A National Conference on Watershed Management,
U.S. Government Printing Office, p. 794 (1996).
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-05-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-10-12



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