Academic Commons

Articles

Designing and Implementing Weather Generators as Web Services

Chinnachodteeranun, Rassarin; Hung, Nguyen Duy; Honda, Kiyoshi; Ines, Amor Valeriano M.; Han, Eun Jin

Climate and weather realizations are essential inputs for simulating crop growth and yields to analyze the risks associated with future conditions. To simplify the procedure of generating weather realizations and make them available over the Internet, we implemented novel mechanisms for providing weather generators as web services, as well as a mechanism for sharing identical weather realizations given a climatological information. A web service for preparing long-term climate data was implemented based on an international standard, Sensor Observation Service (SOS). The weather generator services, which are the core components of the framework, analyze climatological data, and can take seasonal climate forecasts as inputs for generating weather realizations. The generated weather realizations are encoded in a standard format, which are ready for use to crop modeling. All outputs are generated in SOS standard, which broadens the extent of data sharing and interoperability with other sectoral applications, e.g., water resources management. These services facilitate the development of other applications requiring input weather realizations, as these can be obtained easily by just calling the service. The workload of analysts related to data preparation and handling of legacy weather generator programs can be reduced. The architectural design and implementation presented here can be used as a prototype for constructing further services on top of an interoperable sensor network system.

Files

  • thumnail for Designing_and_Implementing_Weather_2016.pdf Designing_and_Implementing_Weather_2016.pdf application/pdf 3.1 MB Download File

Also Published In

Title
Future Internet
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/fi8040055

More About This Work

Academic Units
International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Publisher
MDPI
Published Here
February 12, 2017
Academic Commons provides global access to research and scholarship produced at Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary. Academic Commons is managed by the Columbia University Libraries.