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HYDROLOGICAL DATABASE AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM (HYDATA)
1. Purpose and objectives
To provide a comprehensive hydrological database and analysis data
package suitable for an IBM.AT compatible computer.
HYDATA is an easy-to-use, menu-operated PC programme for storing, checking, processing, presenting and analysis of the types of data most
often encountered in hydrological studies. These include daily, sub-daily
(e.g. 15 minute) and monthly river levels, river flows, rainfall data, and
HYDATA offers quality control on data entry, and individual items may
be flagged as coming from different sources, e.g. observed or modelled.
Station details are stored and comments may be added to the data. Data
transfer from a PC compatible source such as an electronic logger, a
hydrological model, or a mainframe computer is straightforward.
The package is available in a DOS-based (English, French, Spanish and
Portuguese) or Windows-based (English) version.
Data and/or commands manually or from a file. It is also possible to
transfer data from ASCII files, data loggers, through modems, and (through third-party software) digitized charts. HYDATA can also interface with the
CLICOM system developed under the WMO World Climate Programme.
Printed summaries of stations on the system; yearbook-style printouts
of all data; lists of river gaugings, rating equations and rating tables;
results from analysis program; screen and plotter graphics for all types of
data and the analysis program.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
An IBM-AT or PS/2 compatible computer with Enhanced Graphics display, an IBM/Epson graphics printer. Minimum requirements for the Windows version
are a Pentium 100Mhz processor with 32Mb of memory running under a Windows
3.11, Windows 95 or Windows NT operating system.
6. Form of presentation
Floppy disks and a user manual.
7. Operational experience
HYDATA has been used in more than 50 countries and is used as the national hydrological database system in more than 20 of these.
8. Originator and technical support
Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, UK. All new users can have one
year of free technical support which includes a helpline accessible by
letter, phone, fax or e-mail. International training courses are also available.
The software is for sale.
A free information pack is available from the UK HOMS Office, Centre
for Ecology and Hydrology, formerly the Institute of Hydrology, Crowmarsh
Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB.
10. Conditions on use
Software use subject to licence agreement.
|(First entered:JUL 90||
Last updated: MAY 99)