Using a Cloud to Replenish Parched Groundwater Modeling Efforts

Randall Hunt, Joseph Luchette, William Schreuder, James Rumbaugh, John Doherty, Matthew Tonkin, Douglas Rumbaugh

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    Groundwater models can be improved by introduction of additional parameter flexibility and simultaneous use of soft-knowledge. However, these sophisticated approaches have high computational requirements. Cloud computing provides unprecedented access to computing power via the Internet to facilitate the use of these techniques. A modeler can create, launch, and terminate " virtual" computers as needed, paying by the hour, and save machine images for future use. Such cost-effective and flexible computing power empowers groundwater modelers to routinely perform model calibration and uncertainty analysis in ways not previously possible. Journal compilation

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)360-365
    Number of pages6
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2010


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