Chukchi Sea environmental data management in a relational database

dc.contributor.advisorMaidment, David R.
dc.creatorYang, Fengyanen
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-29T19:04:43Zen
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2013en
dc.date.updated2013-10-29T19:04:44Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental data hold important information regarding humanity’s past, present, and future, and are managed in various ways. The database structure most commonly used in contemporary applications is the relational database. Its usage in the scientific world for managing environmental data is not as popular as in businesses enterprises. Attention is caught by the diverse nature and rapidly growing volume of environmental data that has been increasing substantially in recent. Environmental data for the Chukchi Sea, with its embedded potential oil resources, have become important for characterizing the physical, chemical, and biological environment. Substantive data have been collected recently by researchers from the Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring in the Drilling Area: Chemical and Benthos (COMIDA CAB) project. A modified Observations Data Model was employed for storing, retrieving, visualizing and sharing data. Throughout the project-based study, the processes of environmental data heterogeneity reconciliation and relational database model modification and implementation were carried out. Data were transformed into shareable information, which improves data interoperability between different software applications (e.g. ArcGIS and SQL server). The results confirm the feasibility and extendibility of employing relational databases for environmental data management.en
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21790en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectEnvironmental dataen
dc.subjectData managementen
dc.subjectRelational databaseen
dc.subjectSQL serveren
dc.subjectSQL server management studioen
dc.subjectInformationen
dc.subjectChukchi Seaen
dc.titleChukchi Sea environmental data management in a relational databaseen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental and Water Resources Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen

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