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Spatial Decision Support System for Assessing Micro, Mini and Small Hydel Potential

Ramachandra, TV and Rajeev Kumar, Jha S and Vamsee, Krishna and Shruthi, BV (2004) Spatial Decision Support System for Assessing Micro, Mini and Small Hydel Potential. In: Journal of Applied Sciences, 4 (4). pp. 596-604.

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This study describes the design and implementation of DSS for assessment of Mini, Micro and Small Schemes. The design links a set of modelling, manipulation, spatial analyses and display tools to a structured database that has the facility to store both observed and simulated data. The main hypothesis is that this tool can be used to form a core of practical methodology that will result in more resilient in less time and can be used by decision-making bodies to assess the impacts of various scenarios (e.g.: changes in land use pattern) and to review, cost and benefits of decisions to be made. It also offers means of entering, accessing and interpreting the information for the purpose of sound decision making. Thus, the overall objective of this DSS is the development of set of tools aimed at transforming data into information and aid decisions at different scales.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Sciences
Publisher: ANSInet
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to ANSInet.
Keywords: Catchment area;land use, land cover dynamics;hydropower;electric energy;precipitation; run-of-river plants;stream flow
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 11:52
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2011 11:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42463

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