A software tool for the spatiotemporal analysis and reporting of groundwater monitoring data

Jones, W. R., Spence, M. J., Bowman, A. W., Evers, L. and Molinari, D. A. (2014) A software tool for the spatiotemporal analysis and reporting of groundwater monitoring data. Environmental Modelling and Software, 55, pp. 242-249. (doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.020)

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Abstract

The GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT) is a user friendly, open source, decision support tool for the analysis and reporting of groundwater monitoring data. Uniquely, GWSDAT applies a spatiotemporal model smoother for a more coherent and smooth interpretation of the interaction in spatial and time-series components of groundwater solute concentrations. Data entry is via a standardised Microsoft Excel input template whilst the underlying statistical modelling and graphical output are generated using the open source statistical program R. This paper describes in detail the various plotting options available and how the graphical user interface can be used for rapid, rigorous and interactive trend analysis with facilitated report generation. GWSDAT has been used extensively in the assessment of soil and groundwater conditions at Shell's downstream assets and the discussion section describes the benefits of its applied use. Finally, some consideration is given to possible future developments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bowman, Professor Adrian and Evers, Dr Ludger
Authors: Jones, W. R., Spence, M. J., Bowman, A. W., Evers, L., and Molinari, D. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Environmental Modelling and Software
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN:1364-8152
ISSN (Online):1364-8152
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Environmental Modelling and Software 55:242-249
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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