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MOHID Studio User Guide


User Guide for MOHID Studio Express and Professional Edition
Frank Braunschweig Luis Fernandes Filipe Loureno September 2010 (Revision December 2010)

This document is the MOHID Studio User Guide. It contains explanation of all features and tools of MOHID Studio. This document makes part of the MOHID Studio Documentation.

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Index
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1.1 1.2 1.3

PREFACE
Copyright Warranty Further Information

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2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7

INTRODUCTION
Features Backward compatibility MOHID in Action MOHID Studio Editions Concepts behind MOHID Studio Starting MOHID Studio Main Window Dockable Windows Main Menu

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2 2 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 9 11

2.7.1 2.7.2 2.8 2.9 2.10

Home menu Getting Started with MOHID Studio Workspaces Introduction to Workspaces Working with Workspaces Managing Workspaces

2.10.1 2.10.2 2.10.3

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3.1

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Solution Creating or opening solutions Closing solutions

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3.1.1 3.1.2

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3.1.3 3.1.4 3.1.5 3.2 Managing solutions Exporting solutions Importing solution 15 15 16 17 17 19 19 19 20 21 21 22 22 24 24 25 25 25 25 26 27 28 28 28 30 31 32 32

Domains Creating domains Domain properties Removing domains Managing domains Nested domains

3.2.1 3.2.2 3.2.3 3.2.4 3.2.5 3.3

Simulations Creating simulations Simulation properties Root and sequential simulation Removing simulations Files associated to simulation Copying simulation data files Cleaning simulation result files

3.3.1 3.3.2 3.3.3 3.3.4 3.3.5 3.3.6 3.3.7 3.4

Organizing data files Data files associated to simulations Data files associated to domains

3.4.1 3.4.2 3.5 3.6

Editing data files Executing Models Executing a single simulation Executing a set of simulations Simulation progress

3.6.1 3.6.2 3.6.3 3.7

Visualizing results Visualizing HDF results Visualizing Time Series results

3.7.1 3.7.2

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MAP VISUALIZATION (GIS)


Introduction Date & Time

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4.3 4.4 Layers General Properties Raster Layers Raster Collections WMS Layers 36 37 37 39 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 47 48 49 49 49 50 50 50 51 51 52 52 53 56 58 59 61 63 63 64

4.4.1 4.4.2 4.5

MOHID ASCII Layers XYZ Points layer Grid layer Grid Data layer Drainage Network layer Polygons layer

4.5.1 4.5.2 4.5.3 4.5.4 4.5.5 4.6

HDF Files Grid Map Vector (Arrow) Map Drainage Network Map Lagrangian Particle Map

4.6.1 4.6.2 4.6.3 4.6.4 4.7

Other Vector Layers ESRI Shapefiles Layers XML Geometry Layers HGT Layers

4.7.1 4.7.2 4.7.3 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11

Monitoring Station Layers Label Layers Moving Layers Layer Styles Simple Vector Style Gradient Layer Style Transparency Layer Style Classified Layer Style Arrow Layer Style Style Templates

4.11.1 4.11.2 4.11.3 4.11.4 4.11.5 4.11.6 4.12 4.13

Querying Data Images

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GRAPH VISUALIZATION
Introduction Graph Windows Introduction Create from MOHID ASCII Time Series File Create from MOHID Studios database Closing a Graph Window Saving a graph window Open a saved graph Create from Explorer

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5.2.1 5.2.2 5.2.3 5.2.4 5.2.5 5.2.6 5.2.7 5.3

Series Adding Series Removing Series

5.3.1 5.3.2 5.4

Graph Layout Series layout

5.4.1

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TIME SERIES MANAGER


Introduction Environmental Monitoring menu Parameters Monitoring Station Time Series Importing and Exporting Time Series Moving Time Series Field Campaigns and Visited Points Import from XLS Files

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6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.2.6 6.2.7 6.3

Reports Report by Parameter Report by Time Series Report by Monitoring Station Report by Min/Max Values Report by Moving Time Series

6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3 6.3.4 6.3.5

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TOOLS
Introduction Geometry Layer Tools Introduction Named Points Named Lines Named Polygons XYZ Points

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7.2.1 7.2.2 7.2.3 7.2.4 7.2.5 7.3

Grid Tools Introduction Constant Grid Variable Spaced Grid Refine Grid

7.3.1 7.3.2 7.3.3 7.3.4 7.4

Grid Data Tools Introduction Creating Grid Data from Points Creating Grid Data from Shapefiles Modifying a Grid Data

7.4.1 7.4.2 7.4.3 7.4.4 7.5

Watershed Tools Introduction Depression Removal Watershed Delineation Cross Section Definition Soil Depth

7.5.1 7.5.2 7.5.3 7.5.4 7.5.5 7.6

Time Series Tools Introduction Grid Time Series Location Node Time Series Location Time Series from Database

7.6.1 7.6.2 7.6.3 7.6.4 7.7

HDF File Tools Introduction Create from Time Series Interpolate HDF Files

7.7.1 7.7.2 7.7.3

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7.7.4 7.8 Vertical Cuts 111 111 111 112

Boxes Introduction Create Boxes

7.8.1 7.8.2

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FILE EXPORT / CONVERSIONS


Introduction Export to KML Export HDF Polygon to KML Export Grid Data to KML Export Drainage Network to KML Export Named Geometry to KML

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113 113 113 114 115 115 116 116 116 116 116 117 117

8.2.1 8.2.2 8.2.3 8.2.4 8.3

Export to ESRI Shapefile Export HDF Polygon to Shapefile Export Grid Data to Shapefile Export Drainage Network to Shapefile Export Named Geometry to Shapefile

8.3.1 8.3.2 8.3.3 8.3.4 8.4 8.5

Convert MOHID ASCII Geometries to XML Geometries Convert XML Geometries to MOHID ASCII Geometries

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ADMINISTRATION
Introduction License Management Introduction License Manager License Request License Emission License Validation

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119 119 120 121 123 124 125

9.2.1 9.2.2 9.2.3 9.2.4 9.2.5

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10.1

FILE FORMATS
Introduction

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10.2 MOHID ASCII Files Introduction XYZ Files Line Files Polygon Files Grid Files Grid Data Files Drainage Network Files Time Series Files 127 127 128 129 130 130 133 134 135 137 137 137 138 139 139 139 140

10.2.1 10.2.2 10.2.3 10.2.4 10.2.5 10.2.6 10.2.7 10.2.8 10.3

XML Files Introduction XML Named Points Files XML Named Lines Files XML Named Polygon Files

10.3.1 10.3.2 10.3.3 10.3.4 10.4

Other Formats HDF Files ESRI Shapefiles

10.4.1 10.4.2

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Index of Tables
TABLE 1 : MOHID STUDIO LICENSE OVERVIEW TABLE 2: EXAMPLES FOR ZOOM LEVELS (BLUE MARBLE IMAGE GALLERY) TABLE 3: DISPLAY NUMERICAL FORMATS EXAMPLES TABLE 4 : MOHID STUDIO LICENSE FEES (OCTOBER 2010) 4 38 72 121

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Index of Figures
FIGURE 2-1: EXECUTE MOHID STUDIO FIGURE 2-2: MOHID STUDIOS MAIN WINDOW FIGURE 2-3: MOHID STUDIOS MAIN WINDOW (SIDE BY SIDE DOCKING) FIGURE 2-4: EXAMPLE OF A RIBBON MENU (MAP) FIGURE 2-5: HOME MENU FIGURE 2-6: CREATE A NEW WORKSPACE OR LOAD AN EXISTING ONE FIGURE 2-7: SAVE WORKSPACE ON PROGRAM EXIT FIGURE 2-8: MANAGING WORKSPACES FIGURE 3-1: PROJECT MENU FIGURE 3-2: EXPLORER WINDOW FIGURE 3-3: ACCESSING PROJECT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FROM THE CONTEXT MENU FIGURE 3-4: CREATING A NEW SOLUTION FIGURE 3-5: MANAGING SOLUTIONS FIGURE 3-6: EXPORTING SOLUTIONS FIGURE 3-7: IMPORTING SOLUTIONS FIGURE 3-8: CREATING A NEW DOMAIN FIGURE 3-9: DIRECTORY STRUCTURE FOR A DOMAIN FIGURE 3-10: MANAGING DOMAIN FIGURE 3-11: REMOVE DOMAIN FIGURE 3-12: PROJECT TREE SHOWING A DOMAIN WITH A NESTED DOMAIN FIGURE 3-13: CREATING A NEW SIMULATION FIGURE 3-14: PROJECT TREE SHOWING ROOT AND SEQUENTIAL SIMULATION AND THE USAGE OF BRANCHES FIGURE 3-15: FILES ASSOCIATED TO SIMULATIONS FIGURE 3-16: PROJECT TREE CONTEXT MENU TO PERFORM TASKS RELATED WITH THE GENERAL DATA DIRECTORY FIGURE 3-17: FILE EDITOR WITH TWO OPEN DATA FILES FIGURE 3-18: SCHEDULING A SET OF SIMULATIONS FIGURE 3-19: SCHEDULING NESTED DOMAINS FIGURE 3-20: MODEL CONTROLLER WINDOW FIGURE 3-21: MODEL SCREEN OUTPUT WINDOW FIGURE 3-22: HDF LIST VIEW WITH COMMANDS FIGURE 3-23: TIME SERIES LIST VIEW WITH COMMANDS FIGURE 4-1: MAP MENU FIGURE 4-2: MAP WINDOW FIGURE 4-5: ACCESSING MAP OPTIONS FROM THE CONTEXT MENU Action Modulers - www.actionmodulers.com 26 27 29 30 30 31 32 32 33 34 35 ix 23 24 5 6 7 7 8 10 10 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22

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FIGURE 4-3: DATE & TIME CONTROL FIGURE 4-4: CURRENT TIME WINDOW FIGURE 4-6: ADDING RASTER COLLECTIONS FIGURE 4-7: DISPLAYING A RASTER LAYER IN MOHID STUDIO FIGURE 4-8: ADDING WMS LAYER FIGURE 4-9: DISPLAYING A WMS LAYER IN MOHID STUDIO FIGURE 4-10: ADDING A XYZ POINT VECTOR LAYER FIGURE 4-11: DISPLAYING A XYZ POINT LAYER FIGURE 4-12: DISPLAYING A GRID LAYER FIGURE 4-13: DISPLAYING A GRID DATA LAYER FIGURE 4-14: DISPLAYING A DRAINAGE NETWORK LAYER FIGURE 4-15: DISPLAYING A POLYGON LAYER FIGURE 4-16: ADDING A GRID MAP VECTOR LAYER FIGURE 4-17: DISPLAYING A VECTOR MAP FIGURE 4-18: ADDING A HGT VECTOR LAYER FIGURE 4-19: CREATING A LABEL LAYER FIGURE 4-20: EDITING THE LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-21: CONFIGURING A SIMPLE VECTOR STYLE FIGURE 4-22: SHOWING DIFFERENT SIMPLE VECTOR STYLES FIGURE 4-23: CONFIGURING A GRADIENT LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-24: SHOWING A GRADIENT LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-25: CONFIGURING A TRANSPARENCY LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-26: SHOWING A TRANSPARENCY LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-27: CONFIGURING A CLASSIFIED LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-28: SHOWING A CLASSIFIED LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-29: CONFIGURING A ARROW LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-30: SHOWING AN ARROW LAYER STYLE FIGURE 4-31: MANAGING STYLE TEMPLATES FIGURE 4-32: QUERYING THE MAP FIGURE 5-1: XY GRAPH MENU FIGURE 5-2: XY GRAPH WINDOW FIGURE 5-3: TIME SERIES SELECTION WINDOW FIGURE 5-4: OPEN GRAPH WINDOWS FROM STUDIO EXPLORER FIGURE 6-1: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING MENU FIGURE 6-2: REPORTS MENU FIGURE 6-3: PARAMETERS MANAGER FIGURE 6-4: PARAMETERS PROPERTIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-5: MONITORING STATION MANAGER 35 36 37 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 47 49 50 52 53 55 56 57 58 58 59 60 61 62 62 63 64 65 65 66 68 70 70 71 71 73

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FIGURE 6-6: MONITORING STATION PROPERTIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-7: TIME SERIES MANAGER FIGURE 6-8: TIME SERIES PROPERTIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-9: IMPORT TIME SERIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-10: EXPORT TIME SERIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-11: MOVING TIME SERIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-12: MOVING TIME SERIES PROPERTIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-13: FIELD CAMPAIGN MANAGER WINDOW FIGURE 6-14: FIELD CAMPAIGN PROPERTIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-15: VISITED POINT PROPERTIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-16: VISITED POINT MANAGER WINDOW FIGURE 6-17: IMPORT TIME SERIES TEMPLATE FIGURE 6-18: IMPORT TIME SERIES WINDOW FIGURE 6-19: IMPORT BOAT CRUISE WINDOW FIGURE 6-20: REPORT WINDOW PARAMETER FIGURE 6-21: REPORT WINDOW SETTINGS FIGURE 6-22: REPORT BY PARAMETER FIGURE 6-23: REPORT WINDOW TIME SERIES FIGURE 6-24: REPORT WINDOW MONITORING STATION FIGURE 6-25: REPORT WINDOW MIN/MAX VALUES FIGURE 6-26: REPORT WINDOW MOVING TIME SERIES FIGURE 7-1: TOOL MENU FIGURE 7-2: CREATING NAMED POINTS FIGURE 7-3: CREATING NAMED LINES FIGURE 7-4: CREATING NAMED POLYGONS FIGURE 7-5: CREATING CONSTANT GRID FIGURE 7-6: CREATING VARIABLE GRID FIGURE 7-7: CREATING A GRID DATA FROM POINTS FIGURE 7-8: CREATING A GRID DATA FROM SHAPEFILE (POLYGONS) FIGURE 7-9: MODIFYING A GRID DATA FIGURE 7-10: DEPRESSION REMOVAL TOOL FIGURE 7-11: WATERSHED DELINEATION TOOL FIGURE 7-12: CROSS SECTION DEFINITION TOOL FIGURE 7-13: SOIL DEPTH TOOL FIGURE 7-14: GRID TIME SERIES LOCATION TOOL FIGURE 7-15: CREATING A TIME SERIES FROM THE DATABASE FIGURE 7-16: INTERPOLATING A HDF FILE TO A NEW GRID FIGURE 7-17: CREATING A VERTICAL CUT FROM 3D HDF FILE 74 75 76 77 78 78 79 80 81 82 82 84 85 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 100 101 102 103 105 106 107 108 109 110 111

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FIGURE 7-18: CREATING A BOXES FILE FROM A SET OF POLYGONS FIGURE 8-1: EXPORT / CONVERSIONS MENU FIGURE 8-2: EXPORT HDF TO KML FIGURE 8-3: EXPORT GRID DATA TO KML FIGURE 8-4: EXPORT DRAINAGE NETWORK TO KML FIGURE 8-5: EXPORT NAMED GEOMETRY TO KML FIGURE 8-6: CONVERT MOHID ASCII TO XML FIGURE 8-7: CONVERT XML TO MOHID ASCII FIGURE 9-1: ADMINISTRATION TAB LICENSE MANAGER FIGURE 9-2: ORB BUTTON LICENSE MANAGER FIGURE 9-3: LICENSE MANAGER EVALUATION EDITION FIGURE 9-4: LICENSE REQUEST FORM FIGURE 9-5: LICENSE VALIDATION FIGURE 9-6: LICENSE VALIDATION VALIDATION KEY FIGURE 10-1: EXAMPLE OF A MOHID ASCII FILE FIGURE 10-2: EXAMPLE OF MOHID ASCII XYZ FILE FIGURE 10-3: EXAMPLE OF A MOHID ASCII LINE FILE FIGURE 10-4: EXAMPLE OF A MOHID ASCII POLYGON FILE FIGURE 10-5: EXAMPLE GRIDS SUPPORTED BY MOHID FIGURE 10-6: EXAMPLE OF A MOHID ASCII GRID FILE FIGURE 10-7: EXAMPLE NODE DEFINITION FIGURE 10-8: EXAMPLE REACH DEFINITION FIGURE 10-9: EXAMPLE MOHID ASCII TIME SERIES FILE (SIMPLE) FIGURE 10-10: EXAMPLE MOHID ASCII TIME SERIES FILE (ADVANCED) FIGURE 10-11: A XML NAMED POINT FILE FIGURE 10-12: A XML NAMED LINE FILE FIGURE 10-13: A XML NAMED POLYGON FILE 112 113 114 114 115 115 117 118 122 122 123 124 125 126 128 129 129 130 131 133 135 135 136 137 138 138 139

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Preface

1.1 Copyright
This document refers to MOHID Studio, priority software protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. Copying or other reproduction of this manual, or related documents, is prohibited without prior written consent of Action Modulers, Consultores de Segurana (Action Modulers). MOHID Water Modelling System is priority software of the Technical University of Lisbon.

1.2 Warranty
The warranty given by Action Modulers is limited as specified in your Software License Agreement. Please note that numerical modeling software programs are very complex system and may not be free of errors, so you are advised to validate your work. Action Modulers shall not be responsible for any damage arising out of the use of this document, MOHID Studio, MOHID Water Modelling System or any related program or document.

1.3 Further Information


For further information about MOHID Studio please contact: Action Modulers, Consultores de Segurana Lda. Rua Cidade de Frehel, Bloco B, N 12 A 2640-469 Mafra, Portugal Tel.: +351 261 813 660 Fax: +351 261 813 666 E-mail: geral@actionmodulers.com Web: http://www.actionmodulers.com

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Introduction

MOHID Studio is a graphical user interface for the MOHID Water Modelling System. With MOHID Studio you can use MOHID Numerical Engines from inside a user friendly environment, managing all tasks required in order to prepare, execute and analyze results of numerical simulations done by MOHID Numerical Engines.

2.1 Features
MOHID Studio is an integrated system which permits to manage and edit data files, create and launch simulations and analyze model results. Map data can be displayed through an integrated GIS system and time series data can be displayed an integrated graph visualization engine. A set of tools allows the user to create and preprocess MOHID data files. A special module allows managing data from field campaigns and/or automatic stations. MOHID Studio features also offer the possibility to convert data among a set of common formats and MOHID internal formats. All features of MOHID Studio are described along this user guide.

2.2 Backward compatibility


With all this features above mentioned MOHID Studio replaces the existing MOHID graphical user interfaces, namely MOHID GUI, MOHID GIS, MOHID Time Series Editor and MOHID Post Processor. Backward compatibility allows importing projects created with MOHID GUI. Some formats of MOHID ASCII files (points, lines and polygons) has been replaced by a new, XML based, generic geometry format. Tools to convert from one format to another are available.

2.3 MOHID in Action


MOHID Studio makes part of the MohidInAction toolkit. MohidInAction, developed and maintained by Action Modulers, is a set of graphical user interface targeting the MOHID Water Modelling System, including: MOHID Studio Graphical User Interface for MOHID Numerical Engines
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Action Flood Operational Flood Warning System based on MOHID Land Action Beach Operational Bathing Water Forecast System based on MOHID Water

2.4 MOHID Studio Editions


After installing MOHID Studio it will work for 30 days for an evaluation period. Evaluation versions have restricted usage. In order to work with a licensed version of MOHID Studio, the user needs to register and request a license (for more information read MOHID Studio Installation Guide). There are two types of licensed MOHID Studio versions: MOHID Studio Express and MOHID Studio Professional. Licenses are distributed on a single machine basis. Action Modulers may provide other types of licenses upon request. MOHID Studio Express license is free of charge and it is valid for six month period. After this period you need buy a MOHID Studio Professional license or renew your MOHID Studio Express license, if you want to keep using MOHID Studio Express. MOHID Studio Express works with all features enabled, but with some restriction (check restrictions on Table 1). MOHID Professional Edition works without any restriction. License fees vary in function of the requested license. Table 1 shows an overview of all MOHID Studio licenses. On subsection 9.2.2 is explained how to get your license and how to validate it.

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Feature

MOHID Studio Express

MOHID Studio Professional

MOHID Studio Professional Unlimited

MOHID Studio Professional Enterprise

Number of single machines where license can be installed Maximum number of layers which can be displayed in the GIS engine Maximum number of domains which can be created within a single workspace Maximum number of scenarios which can be configured within a single workspace Maximum number of nested domains which can be created Maximum number of simultaneously opened XY Graph windows Watermarks free images License Period (month) Price (Euros)

1 3

1 unlimited

1 unlimited

5 unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

1 No 6 Free

unlimited Yes 12

unlimited Yes unlimited See note1

unlimited Yes unlimited

Table 1 : MOHID Studio License Overview

2.5 Concepts behind MOHID Studio


MOHID Studio uses a database to store all information about projects and data from field campaigns and/or automatic stations. Data and result files from numerical models are stores in a well defined directory structure.

During Beta Test license are distributed free of charge. Visit www.actionmodulers.com or contact

sales@actionmodulers.com for updated license fees.

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2.6 Starting MOHID Studio


To start MOHID Studio, please select All Programs -> Action Modulers -> MOHID Studio -> MOHID Studio (see Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1: Execute MOHID Studio

2.7 Main Window


MOHID Studios main window is shown in Figure 2-2. On the top of the main window the main menu is placed. Inside the client area different dockable windows are located. The Explorer window (currently shown in Figure 2-2) allows managing simulations. The Map window (hidden in Figure 2-2) shows the content of the GIS engine.

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Figure 2-2: MOHID Studios main window

Beside the Explorer window and the Map window (that are always open) other windows may appear in the client area of the main window (for example: XY Graphs, Tools, Reports, etc.).

2.7.1 Dockable Windows


Windows inside the client area are dockable. This means that the user can arrange them as needed. Figure 2-3 shows MOHID Studios main window where the Explorer window and the Map window are docked side by side.

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Figure 2-3: MOHID Studios main window (side by side docking)

To change the dock state of a window, double click on the title bar (this turns the window floating). Then drag it to the desired position.

2.7.2 Main Menu


The main menu is divided into 9 different tabs and works in a similar way as the menu of Microsoft Office 2007. Each tab contains a ribbon menu, organized in groups, with several items for a specific task. As example Figure 2-4 shows the ribbon menu related to the Map window. Each menu is explained in detail in this guide.

Figure 2-4: Example of a Ribbon Menu (Map)

2.8 Home menu


The Home ribbon menu (see Figure 2-5) is the first menu displayed by MOHID Studio and helps you to getting started with the application. This menu is divided in three distinct groups: Workspace, Getting Started with MOHID and Links. The workspace

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group allows to use workspaces very quick (learn how to use workspaces in subsection 2.10).

Figure 2-5: Home menu

The group Getting Started with MOHID has some examples to introduce you to MOHID Studio application. These examples allow importing sample solutions and sample unit tests for a better understanding of MOHID Studio. These samples contain basic examples helping you to create your own solutions and projects (for more information read subsection 2.9). The Links group contains a variety of links where it is possible to find some help with the MOHID community.

2.9 Getting Started with MOHID Studio


The best way to getting start working with MOHID Studio is to load a sample solution. On the group Getting Started with MOHID, from menu Home (see Figure 2-5), there are two sample solutions (one MOHID Water [blue] and other of MOHID Land [yellow]) and two samples of unit tests (one of MOHID Water and one of MOHID Land). MOHID Studio solutions are always represented by a color corresponding to the type of model for an easy way to work. The color blues stand for MOHID Water solutions, the color yellow stands for MOHID land solutions and the color red stands for MOHID River solutions. The sample solution is loaded to MOHID Studio by pressing one of the sample solutions button and everything is ready to run, letting you easily explore all the features of MOHID Studio. The sample solution loaded can be changed or modified according with your needs. It also can be saved, replacing the original sample solution. So, the next time the sample solution button is pressed on Getting Started with MOHID from menu Home (see Figure 2-5), the sample solution saved will be prompted with all the opened layers. Although the original sample solution was replaced, it is always possible
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to restore it again. The original sample solution can be restore executing simple three steps: 1 Delete the workspace associated to the sample solution on Workspace Manager (on the group Workspace, from menu Home (see Figure 2-5)); 2 Delete the sample solution saved on Solution Manager (on the group Solution, from menu Project (see Figure 3-1) for more information read section 3.1.3 ); 3 Delete the projects from the sample solution on Project Manager (on the group Domain, from menu Project (see Figure 3-1) for more information read section 3.2.4). MOHID Studio help can always be found in this user guide, in MOHID Studio tutorials, on internet forums or by e-mail. It is possible to export your solution and then request for Professional Help (to see how to export solution check subsection 3.1.4) through the option Request Support.

2.10 Workspaces
2.10.1 Introduction to Workspaces
Workspaces allow storing the state of MOHID Studio between two consecutive work sessions. For this the workspace keeps track of the current open solution (see section 3.1) and loaded layers (see section 4).

2.10.2 Working with Workspaces


MOHID Studio does not have an explicit way to create a workspace. After MOHID Studio finished starting, it immediately asks for the workspace to use. You might select an empty workspace or load an existing one, as shown in Figure 2-6.

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Figure 2-6: Create a new workspace or load an existing one

When MOHID Studio exits it will always ask if the user wants to save the current workspace, as shown in Figure 2-7.

Figure 2-7: Save workspace on program exit

Workspaces can be changed or saved at any time during a session. To open a workspace (or create a new one) press Open in Workspace group from menu Home (see Figure
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2-5Figure 2-5), to save the current workspace press button Save in Workspace from the Home menu (see Figure 2-5).

2.10.3 Managing Workspaces


Managing workspaces involves renaming and deleting existing workspaces. This can be done by selecting Workspace -> Manage from the menu Home (see Figure 2-5). The workspace manager will appear (like the one on Figure 2-8) and the user can easily manage your MOHID Studio Workspaces.

Figure 2-8: Managing Workspaces

There are only two restrictions when managing Workspaces: Names of workspaces must be unique; The workspace currently opened cannot be removed.

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Project Management

MOHID Studio organizes projects by dividing them into three major units: (i) solutions, (ii) domains and (iii) simulations.2 A solution is the topmost unit and groups together one or more domains. For each workspace, only one solution can be opened by MOHID Studio. A domain is characterized by a geographic region which is covered (through the Digital Terrain Model), the type of numerical model to use (MOHID Water, MOHID Land or MOHID River) and the physical path on the disk where files are stored. Each domain belongs to one or more solutions and contains a set of simulations. In the case of MOHID Water, nested domains can be created. A simulation is one execution of the numerical model over a given period of time. All files (input files and result files) related with the execution also belong to the simulation. Projects can be managed from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1).

Figure 3-1: Project menu

Data associated with projects is displayed in the Explorer window (see Figure 3-2). This window is divided into three main areas: (i) the Project Tree on the left, (ii) the Modules window in the middle and (iii) the File Editor on the right.

MOHID GUI had a similar structure. The correspondence from MOHID GUI to MOHID Studio is:

Solution = Project; Simulation = Domain and Run = Simulation

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Figure 3-2: Explorer window

The Project Tree shows the hierarchical structure of projects. In Figure 3-2 a solution called OpenMI Implementation is shown. This solution contains two domains: (i) Sample Estuary and (ii) Sample Catchment. The domain Sample Estuary shows two simulations, ReferenceRun and Sim#2. Some functions which can be accessed from the Project menu can also be accessed from the context menu (by clicking on the right mouse button) accessible from the Project Tree (see Figure 3-3).

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Figure 3-3: Accessing project management options from the context menu

3.1 Solution
3.1.1 Creating or opening solutions
A new solution can be created by selecting Solution -> New from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1) and an existing solution can be opened by selecting Solution -> Open. A window like shown in Figure 3-4 will be shown. When creating a new solution, a name of the solution must be provided.

Figure 3-4: Creating a new solution

When a new solution is created or opened, the current solution opened in MOHID Studio will be closed. Note that the solution of the current workspace will be replaced by the new solution opened or created. To prevent unwanted results, save the workspace before open or create the new solution.

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Solutions can be closed by selected Solution -> Close from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1).

3.1.3 Managing solutions


There are several tasks which can be performed with solutions: (i) rename, (ii) delete, (iii) import and (iv) export. All these tasks can be performed by selecting Solution > Manage from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1).

Figure 3-5: Managing solutions

To change the name of a solution, use the Rename button. Any new name can be given, with the exception that solution names must be unique. To remove a solution, use the Remove button. Any solution can be removed, except the currently opened solution. When a solution is removed, domains associated to the solution are NOT removed. All domains remain available in the Domain Manage (for more information read subsection 3.2.4).

3.1.4 Exporting solutions


Exporting a solution allows to store all information about the solution, including all domains and data files, in a single ZIP file. This is useful if you want to exchange solutions between computers or if you want to request professional help. To export a

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solution, select the Export button from the Managing Solution window (see Figure 3-6). A window like the one shown in Figure 3-6 will appear.

Figure 3-6: Exporting solutions

The file name must be the ZIP archive to which the solution is exported. By default, the exported ZIP archive does not include the result files (since they can be very large). Result files are only included if the Include Result files options is checked. By clicking the Export button the export process begins. Depending on the number and size of files included in the solution, the process can take more or less time.

3.1.5 Importing solution


To import a solution select the Import button from the Managing Solution window (see Figure 3-6). A window like shown in Figure 3-7 appears.

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Figure 3-7: Importing solutions

Importing solutions allows processing two types of solutions: (i) a previously exported solution or (ii) a project from MOHID GUI. To import a previously exported solution check the MOHID Studio option and browse for the ZIP archive which contains the solution. To import a MOHID GUI project check the MOHID GUI option and browse for the MOH file of the MOHID Project. By clicking the Import button the import process begins. Depending on the number and size of files included in the solution, the process can take more or less time. NOTE: If a solution with the same name of the solution to import already exists, the newly imported solution is automatically renamed.

3.2 Domains
Like mentioned previously domains are characterized by a geographic region which is covered (through the Digital Terrain Model), the type of numerical model to use (MOHID Water, MOHID Land or MOHID River) and the physical path on the disk where files will be stored. Each domain belongs to one or more solutions and contains a set of simulations. In the case of MOHID Water, nested domains can be created.

3.2.1 Creating domains


New domains can be created by selecting Domain -> New from the Project menu menu (see Figure 3-1). A window like shown in Figure 3-8 appears.

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Figure 3-8: Creating a new domain

The information provided in the Creating a new domain window characterizes your domain. The following restrictions must be fulfilled: the domain name must be unique; the root directory must be empty (when the domain is created or imported).

The path to the Digital Terrain Model may not be specified during domain creation (if, for instance it hasnt been created yet or you want to import to the \General Data\Digital Terrain folder after the project has been created ISTO TEM SER EXPLICADO ALGURES). It is always possible to come back to the window shown in Figure 3-8 by accessing the domain properties. During domain creation, MOHID Studio creates four special folders to store general data files: (i) one root directory (General Data) and (ii) three subdirectories (Initial Conditions, Boundary Conditions and Digital Terrain). It also creates three folders specific for MOHID model runs: (i) data, (ii) exe and (iii) res. The directory structure for one specific folder, after domain creation, is shown in Figure 3-9.

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Figure 3-9: Directory structure for a domain

NOTE: This approach is different the one used by MOHID GUI, since there is now one General Data folder for each domain (in MOHID GUI the General Data Folder was shared among projects).

3.2.2 Domain properties


Domain properties can be accessed and changed by selecting Domain -> Properties (ISTO IST AINDA NO EST FEITO NO CDIGO ) from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1). The same window as shown in Figure 3-8 will appear. NOTE: Its not recommended to change the Root Directory of a domain after data files and/or simulations have been added to the domain.

3.2.3 Removing domains


Domains can be removed by selecting Domain -> Remove from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1). After removing a domain from a solution it continues to exit in the data base. To delete permanently a domain use the Manage Domains options (see subsection 3.2.4).

3.2.4 Managing domains


Domains can be managed by selecting Domain -> Manage from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1). A window like shown in Figure 3-10 will appear.

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Figure 3-10: Managing Domain

Using this window is possible to create new domains, by selecting the Add button to edit existing domains by selecting the Edit button and remove a domain by selecting the Remove button. After removing a domain, MOHID Studio asks if the folders associated to the domain are also to be removed (Figure 3-11). By selecting Yes the entire directory will be permanently deleted from your hard disk, including the structure of the domains Root Directory and including all files inside that directory. Before press Yes, make sure that you do not have important files inside that directory or subdirectory.

Figure 3-11: Remove Domain

3.2.5 Nested domains


Nested domains are used to run models with sub models. This feature is currently only implemented in MOHID Water, so MOHID Studio only allows creating nested domains

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for domains of the type MOHID Water. The process of creating nested domains is the same as for root domains, with the exception that the father domain must be selected in the tree view while you the new, nested, domain is created. When creating a nested domain, MOHID Studio set the root directory for the nested domain automatically. Figure 3-12 shows the Project Tree with an example of a nested domain (domain North Atlantic and with the nested domain Portuguese Coast).

Figure 3-12: Project Tree showing a domain with a nested domain

3.3 Simulations
3.3.1 Creating simulations
To create a new simulation, the tree node where the simulation is to inserted must be selected first. This node can either be a domain node or a simulation node, depending of the option if the user wants to insert a first simulation into a domain or temporal sequence of a previous existing simulation. After selecting the desired node, a new simulation can be inserted by selecting Simulation -> New from the Project menu. A window like shown in Figure 3-13 will appear. This window can be used to specify the properties of the simulation: (i) name, (ii) description and (iii) modules to activate.

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Figure 3-13: Creating a new simulation

Each simulation receives automatically an ID (internal identification and cannot be changed). All files which belong to a given simulation will contain this ID at the end, before the extension of the file. For example, the input file for the hydrodynamic module of the simulation with ID 5 will be called Hydrodynamic_5.dat.

3.3.2 Simulation properties


Simulation properties can be accessed and changed by selecting Simulation -> Properties from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1). The same window as shown in Figure 3-13 will appear.

3.3.3 Root and sequential simulation


MOHID Studio distinguishes between two types of simulations: (i) sequential simulations or (ii) root simulations. MOHID Studio assumes that root simulations always start as cold start (initial conditions are obtained from the data files) and that sequential simulations always start

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as hot start (initial condition are obtained from the previous run). MOHID Studio allows creating branches of simulations order to study different scenarios. Figure 3-14 shows an example of the Project Tree after setting up the simulations for scenarios which involve studying the combination of the following cases: (i) No Discharge vs. With Discharge and (ii) East Wind vs. West Wind. This example shows two root (Spin up) simulations, one for the No Discharge case and one for the With Discharge case. For both root simulations several in time sequential simulations are shown (Day 1 and Day 2). Branches are created (starting after the Spin Up) for the East Wind and West Wind cases.

Figure 3-14: Project Tree showing root and sequential simulation and the usage of branches

In case of inserting a simulation which continues from a previous simulation MOHID Studio will automatically set the start date of the newly inserted simulation to the end date of the previous simulation and change the continues compute option in all module data files to true.

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Simulations can be removed by selecting Simulation -> Delete from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1). By doing so, the current selected simulation and all nested child simulation will be removed.

3.3.5 Files associated to simulation


Numerical models like MOHID need data files (to read initial conditions and general compute options) and produce result files. Each simulation has associated a set of files. After selecting a specific simulation in the Project Tree, files associated to the selected simulation are displayed in the Module List Views, located in the middle of the Explorer Window. Figure 3-15 shows files associated to the selected simulation in the Module List Views. On top are located Data Files, in the middle HDF Files and at the bottom Time Series Files.

Figure 3-15: Files associated to simulations

Data files can be easily modified and saved by MOHID Studio (for more information about this method read subsection 3.5).

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It is common for users to set up two simulations which are very similar. In this case it can be useful to copy data files from one simulation to another. The best way to it is following the next instructions: Select the source simulation in the Project Tree; Select the files to copy from the Data Files List View; Press the button Simulation -> Copy from the Project menu; Select the target simulation in the Project Tree; Press the button Simulation -> Paste from the Project menu.

3.3.7 Cleaning simulation result files


In some circumstances it might be useful to erase all result files associated with a specific simulation. This can be done selecting the simulation in the Project Tree and then press the Simulation -> Clean button from the Project menu.

3.4 Organizing data files


Data files play a central role when running numerical simulations. Like described previously, MOHID Studio: creates and organizes automatically data files associated to simulations; creates a directory structure where data files associated to domains can be stored.

3.4.1 Data files associated to simulations


When a simulation is selected in the Project Tree, in the Module List Views the files associated to the selected modules are displayed. Names of these files are automatically created based on the simulation ID.

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Data files associated to domains (e.g. Digital Terrain, Boundary Conditions and Initial Conditions) must be supplied by the user. These files should be stored in the General Data directory (or any subdirectory). The directory structure of the General Data directory is displayed in the Project Tree. When a directory is selected in the Project Tree, the files located in this directory are displayed in the Module List Views. NOTE: MOHID Studio considers the HDF Files has an extension *.hdf or *.hdf5 and Time Series Files has the extension *.sr*. From the context menu (right mouse button) of the Project Tree several tasks can be performed: Creating a new directory inside the General Data directory Removing an existing directory Create a new empty data file Create a new time series template file Import an existing file

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3.5 Editing data files


Data files are edited in the File Editor, which is located at the right side of the Explorer window (see Figure 3-17). To edit a data files, simply double click over them inside the Data File List View. Data files will appear as tabs inside the File Editor.

Figure 3-17: File Editor with two open data files

If a data files for a given module doesnt exist yet, MOHID Studio will create it automatically, using a template with the most common options for the selected module. Inside the File Editor data files have syntax highlighting based in the following rules: Keyword are red Keyword values are blue Block delimiter are purple Comment lines are green

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Save / Save All Close / Close All

3.6 Executing Models


When all data files are prepared it is possible to execute simulations. MOHID Studio provides two options to execute modules: (i) run a single simulation or (ii) schedule a set of simulations.

3.6.1 Executing a single simulation


To execute a single simulation, just select the simulation to execute from the Project Tree and hit the Execute Models -> Run Simulation from the Project menu (see Figure 3-1). The simulation starts immediately.

3.6.2 Executing a set of simulations


A set of simulations (including nested simulations) can be executed by selecting Execute Models -> Schedule Simulations from the Project menu. A window like shown in Figure 3-18 will appear.

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Figure 3-18: Scheduling a set of simulations

First it is necessary to select the root domain and then all simulations which are to be executed. In the case of nested domains, simulations must be paired like shown in Figure 3-19.

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Figure 3-19: Scheduling nested domains

3.6.3 Simulation progress


Feedback about simulation progress appears below the Project Tree, in the Model Controller window (Figure 3-20). The progress bar indicates the evolution of the simulation.

Figure 3-20: Model Controller Window

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It is possible to see the screen output from the numerical model by selecting the Output button in the model controller. A window like shown in Figure 3-21 appears.

Figure 3-21: Model screen output window

The execution of the model can be interrupted by selected Kill from the model controller. When a simulation is finished, all screen output from the model is stored. It is possible to access this information by selecting View Last Log from the context menu of the Project Tree.

3.7 Visualizing results


After model execution, the list views containing HDF results and Time Series results are updated. There are several options to visualize the results directly inside MOHID Studio. All options can be accessed from the commands located in the upper right corner of the list views.

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HDF Files can be loaded into the GIS map engine as animated maps. There several options to display HDF results, depending on the module. A detailed description on how to display animated maps inside MOHID Studios can be found at section 4. From the HDF List view it is possible to load HDF files as polygons, vectors or lagrangian animations, using the command in the upper right corner of the list view.

Figure 3-22: HDF List View with commands

3.7.2 Visualizing Time Series results


Time Series Files can be loaded into the XY Graph engine. A detailed description on how to display XY Graphs inside MOHID Studio can be found at section 5. From the Time Series List view its possible to load Time Series files into the XY Graph engine or edit them in the File Editor.

Figure 3-23: Time Series List View with commands

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Map Visualization (GIS)

4.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio uses a customized Geographical Information System (GIS) to display dynamic maps. Information which can be displayed includes raster images and vector data. All data is presented in form of layers. Raster images are typically used to add a background to the image and can be added from local images and from Web Map Servers (WMS). MOHID Studio supports different kinds of Vector data sources. Special emphasis is given to data related to MOHID models: (i) special ASCII (and XML) files in MOHID format and (ii) model results stored in HDF Files. Other vector data sources can also be added, including ESRI Shapefiles and HGT files. Vector data can be displayed in several different ways, using simple styles or theme based styles. MOHID Studio also supports time animated vector data. Tasks related to the map visualization can be performed from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1).

Figure 4-1: Map menu

Layers are displayed in the Map window (see Figure 3-2). This window is divided into two main areas: (i) the Layers List on the left and (ii) the Map Display on the right (see Figure 3-2).

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Figure 4-2: Map window

The Layers List shows the currently loaded layers of the map. At the bottom of the Layers List is located a small tool box which allows to control the current display time (in the case time animations are loaded). The Date & Time control is detailed explained on subsection 4.2. The Map Display shows the maps based on the currently loaded layers. A small set of tools, located in the upper right corner of the Map Display, allows panning, zooming and querying the map. At the right side of the Map Display appears the legend of the currently loaded layers. Some functions which can be accessed from the Map menu can also be accessed from the context accessible from the Layers List (Figure 4-3).

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Figure 4-3: Accessing map options from the context menu

4.2 Date & Time


The Date & Time control allows to change the date and time of a simulation, displaying the result on the Map window. When pressing play (see Figure 4-4) the results from the simulation will be played and will be displayed as an animation on the Map window.

Figure 4-4: Date & Time control

The start time and end time can be changed as well as the step between displayed times. To change the settings press on the green clock (the button on the right of Date & Time control see Figure 4-4). The display time can be changed in the Current Time window as shown on the Figure 4-5.

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Figure 4-5: Current Time Window

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4.3 Layers General Properties


Layers loaded into MOHID Studios GIS have common properties: (i) if they are to be displayed (enabled/disabled), (ii) minimum/maximum zoom visible, and (iii) layer name. Enabled layers are displayed in the map on top of each other, considering the same order as shown in the Layers Lists (The top layer in the Layers List is the topmost layer in the Map Display). Layers can be moved up and down through the context menu or through the buttons Move up or Move Down in group Manage Layers from Map menu (see Figure 4-1). Layers can be enabled / disabled by checking / unchecking the box in the Visible column in the Layers List. Properties of a layer can be accessed by: (i) double clicking over it on the Layers List, (ii) selecting Properties from context menu of the Layers List or (iii) by pressing F4.

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4.4 Raster Layers


Raster layers are used to mainly to display some background in the map. MOHID Studio supports two main types of raster layers: (i) raster collections from georeferenced images and (ii) raster images from WMS server. To use the Raster Layers features is necessary to have FW Tools 2.4.2 installed and correctly configured in MOHID Studio. For more information check the MOHID Studio Installation Guide.

4.4.1 Raster Collections


Raster Collection are a set of georeferenced raster images which are stored on your computer. These images can be added by selecting Background -> Raster from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). A window like shown in Figure 4-6 will appear to configure the Raster Collection. Here it is possible to add or remove individual images to the raster collection.

Figure 4-6: Adding Raster Collections

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Individual raster images must be georeferenced. This means that these images are either images which contain information about there georeference (e.g. GeoTiff) or that there is an additional file which contains this information (ESRI world file - *.jpw). For large raster collections, and for raster collection with different resolutions, the option to set the minimum and maximum zoom level is particularly useful. This allows MOHID Studio to show always in image with the appropriate resolution, without being very memory demanding. For example, if the Blue Marble collection3 is to be used as background image, Table 2 shows a typical configuration for minimum and maximum zoom levels.
Resolution Minimum Zoom Maximum Zoom

250m 1km 4km 16km

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Table 2: Examples for zoom levels (Blue Marble image gallery)

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Figure 4-7: Displaying a Raster Layer in MOHID Studio

4.4.2 WMS Layers


WMS layers are provided by online servers over the Internet. MOHID Studio has two preconfigured WMS Servers: (i) Demis Map and (ii) JPL Nasa. WMS Layers can be added by selecting Background -> WMS from the Map menu. A window like shown in Figure 4-8 will appear. In the window it is possible to select from one of the predefined WMS Servers or to add the name address (URL) to a user defined WMS Server. After selecting the server, the Get Layers button must be pressed, in order to obtain the list of possible WMS layers. NOTE: There are several different WMS versions. MOHID Studio only supports WMS versions 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.1.1 and 1.3.0.

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Figure 4-8: Adding WMS Layer

Figure 4-9 shows an example of the WMS layer for Europe (from DEMIS map) in MOHID Studio.

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Figure 4-9: Displaying a WMS layer in MOHID Studio

4.5 MOHID ASCII Layers


MOHID ASCII layers are special layers to load files which contain simplified information about geometries specific to the usage of MOHID Water Modelling System. These layers include: (i) XYZ Points, (ii) Grids, (iii) Grid Data, (iv) Drainage Network and (v) Polygons. For example, Grid Data files are used by MOHID Water to read information about the bathymetry. Some tools included into MOHID Studio use information from this layer while other tools help to create specific MOHID ASCII Files. For example, to create a bathymetry (Grid Data File) it is necessary to load: the base data in form of a XYZ Points layer; information about the grid in form of a Grid Layer; information about non compute areas in form of a polygon file.

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XYZ Point layers are loaded from XYZ Files (see XYZ Files) and are used as input to create Grid Data Files. A XYZ Point layer can be added by selecting ASCII -> XYZ Points from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). After selecting a valid XYZ file, a window like shown in Figure 4-10 appears. By default the layer name is based on the filename, the minimum and maximum visibility are set to always visible and the layer style to the default gradient style, respecting the minimum and maximum values found in the XYZ file.

Figure 4-10: Adding a XYZ Point vector layer

Figure 4-11 shows a XYZ Point Layer in MOHID Studio.

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Figure 4-11: Displaying a XYZ Point layer

4.5.2 Grid layer


Grid layers are loaded from Grid files (see subsection 10.2.5). A Grid layer can be added by selecting ASCII -> Grid from the Map menu. The process of adding a Grid layer is the same like adding a XYZ Point layer. Figure 4-12 shows a Grid Layer showing part of a curvilinear grid.

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Figure 4-12: Displaying a Grid layer

4.5.3 Grid Data layer


Grid Data layers are loaded from Grid Data files (see subsection 10.2.6). A Grid Data layer can be added by selecting ASCII -> Grid Data from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). The process of adding a Grid Data layer is the same like adding a XYZ Point layer. Figure 4-13 shows a Grid Data Layer of the bathymetry of the Tagus Estuary.

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Figure 4-13: Displaying a Grid Data layer

4.5.4 Drainage Network layer


Drainage Network layers are loaded from Drainage Network files (see subsection 10.2.7). A Drainage Network layer can be added by selecting ASCII -> Drainage Network from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). The process of adding a Drainage Network layer is the same like adding a XYZ Point layer. Figure 4-14 shows a Drainage Network Layer of the Tranco Watershed.

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Figure 4-14: Displaying a Drainage Network layer

4.5.5 Polygons layer


Polygons layers are loaded from Polygon files. A Polygon layer can be added by selecting ASCII -> Polygons from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). The process of adding a Polygon layer is the same like adding a XYZ Point layer. Figure 4-15 shows a Polygon Layer representing the boundaries of a watershed.

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Figure 4-15: Displaying a Polygon layer

4.6 HDF Files


MOHID uses HDF files to store information about large data sets. Within MOHID, HDF files are primarily used to store model results, but they may also be used to provide boundary conditions or initial conditions. MOHID uses HDF files with some special groups / datasets, in order to store time based and georeferenced data sets. Dataset can apply to grid based (sometimes referenced as polygon based) datasets, vector field datasets, drainage network data sets and lagrangian particle data sets.

4.6.1 Grid Map


HDF Grid Map layers are the most common HDF layers used in MOHID (Studio). A HDF Grid Map layers allows to display the temporally evolution of a grid based property based on the information stored in a single HDF file. A HDF Grid Map layer can be added by selecting HDF -> Grid Map from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). After selecting a valid HDF file, a window like shown in Figure 4-16 will appear.

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This window has several options related to select which and how the data is presented: from the Feature drop down box its possible to select the property to represent; from the Mapping drop down box the type of mapping (Water points or Open points) from Geo Dataset if metric (Connection X / Connection Y) or geographic coordinates (Latitude / Longitude) are to be used from Slice the horizontal layer (by default this property is set to the top most layer Other options shown in Figure 4-16 have been explained earlier in the document. After adding a HDF Grid Map layer the time animator below the layers window gets enabled. Using this animator it is possible to loop trough individual layers of the HDF Grid Map.

4.6.2 Vector (Arrow) Map


HDF Vector Field layers are used in MOHID Studio to display the temporally evolution of a vector field based on the information stored in a single HDF file. A HDF Vector Field layer can be added by selecting HDF -> Vector Field from the Map menu. The window which appear is the same as the one shown in Figure 4-16 with the only difference that the available features which appear are vector fields (with X and Y components). Figure 4-17 shows a Vector Map of the velocity at the Tagus Estuary Mouth.

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Figure 4-17: Displaying a Vector Map

4.6.3 Drainage Network Map


HDF Drainage Network layers are used in MOHID Studio to display the temporally evolution of properties inside a drainage network based on the information stored in a single HDF file. A HDF Drainage Network layer can be added by selecting HDF -> Drainage Network from the Map menu. The window shown in Figure 4-16 appears.

4.6.4 Lagrangian Particle Map


HDF Lagrangian Particle layers are used in MOHID Studio to display the temporally evolution of properties of lagrangian particle based on the information stored in a single HDF file. A HDF Lagrangian Particle layer can be added by selecting HDF -> Particle Field from the Map menu. The window shown in Figure 4-16 appears.

4.7 Other Vector Layers


Besides the MOHID specific vector data formats listed previously (MOHID ASCII Layers and HDF Files), other vector layers can be loaded into MOHID Studios GIS engine. Providers of these layers are: (i) ESRI Shapefiles, (ii) XML Geometries and (iii) HGT Layers.

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ESRI Shapefiles are widely used to store geographic data. Layers based on data from ESRI Shapefiles can be added by selecting Vector Data -> Shapefile from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). A window like shown in Figure 4-10 appears.

4.7.2 XML Geometry Layers


XML Geometries are layers based on XML files which contain geometries stored by MOHID Studio (see subsection 10.3). Layers based on XML Geometry files can be added by selecting Vector Data -> XML Geometry from the Map menu. A window like shown in Figure 4-10 appears.

4.7.3 HGT Layers


HGT layers are based on NASA SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) files and are the main source for building digital terrains for MOHID Land. HGT Layers can be added by selecting Vector Data -> Nasa HGT from the Map menu. A window like show in Figure 4-18 appears.

Figure 4-18: Adding a HGT vector layer

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In this window (see Figure 4-18) it is necessary to specify the geographic region for which the HGT layer is to be loaded: (i) the current view or (ii) the boundaries of a given layer. After selecting the region, the necessary HGT files are directly downloaded from NASAs FTP server and cached on your local computer. NOTE: Downloading and displaying HGT layers for big areas can be time consuming and generate a lot of internet traffic. It is recommended that you should not try to load HGT layers that cover more than 4 square degrees once.

4.8 Monitoring Station Layers


Location of the monitoring stations stored in MOHID Studios database can be displayed on the map by selecting Monitoring Stations -> Meteorological, Hydrological or Water Quality from the Map menu.

4.9 Label Layers


Label layers are a special kind of layers which allows to obtain quickly information about the numerical data which is represented by a given vector layer. Label layers can be created be choosing Create Label Layer from the context menu in the label list. Figure 4-19 shows an example of a label layer created from a vector layer.

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Figure 4-19: Creating a Label layer

4.10 Moving Layers


Layers are displayed in the map on top of each other, considering the same order as shown in the Layers Lists (The top most layer in the Layers List is the topmost layer in the Map Display). Layers can be moved up and down through the context menu of the Layers List or by selecting Manage Layers -> Move Up / Down from the Map menu. Layers can be removed from the map selecting Manage Layers -> Remove from the Map menu.

4.11 Layer Styles


Vector layers are rendered based on their current layer style. Layer styles can be simple or based on the feature data which is represented. Different layer styles can be applied to different vector layers, depending on the type of the style and type of the layer. Layer styles of a given layer can be accessed by selecting Edit in the layers properties window. Figure 4-20 shows an example of how to access the layer style.

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NOTE: Properties of a layer can be accessed by: (i) double clicking over it on the Layers List, (ii) selecting Properties from context menu of the Layers List or (iii) by pressing F4.

Figure 4-20: Editing the layer style

MOHID Studio allows creating style templates to reuse predefined layer styles. Template styles can be applied by hitting the Apply button shown in Figure 4-20.

4.11.1 Simple Vector Style


A simple vector style can be applied to almost any type of vector layers. A simple vector style renders all geometries in the same way, independent of the feature data.

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Simple Vector Styles are applied by default to MOHID ASCII Polygon layers, XML Geometry layers and ESRI Shapefile layers. Figure 4-21 shows the window which allows configuring a simple vector style. Depending on the geometry to be rendered, different styles are used: Points are represented by the symbol; Lines are drawn with the line color / width and optional and outlined with the outline color / width optional; Polygons are filled with the fill color, using the alpha value as transparency and optional outlined with the outline color / width;

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Figure 4-21: Configuring a simple vector style

On Figure 4-22 it is possible to see two maps but with different simple vector styles. On the first one (top map), country borders are represented by yellow lines and cities are represented with white markers. On the second (bottom map), countries border are represented by black lines, the areas are filled with transparency and the cities are represented with green markers.

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Figure 4-22: Showing different simple vector styles

4.11.2 Gradient Layer Style


Gradient layer style can be applied to almost any type of vector layers. A gradient layer styles render geometries based on the feature data, applying a gradient color scale between a minimum and a maximum value.

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Gradient Layer Styles are applied by default to MOHID Grid Data layers, HDF Grid Map Layers, HDF Drainage Network Layers and HDF Lagrangian Layers. The Figure 4-23 shows a window to configure a gradient layer style and the Figure 4-24 shows a grid data layer with a gradient layer style.

Figure 4-23: Configuring a gradient layer style

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Figure 4-24: Showing a gradient layer style

4.11.3 Transparency Layer Style


Transparency layer style can be applied to almost of any type of vector layers. A transparency layer style render geometries based on the feature data, applying a transparency color scale between a minimum and a maximum value. The Figure 4-25 shows a window to configure a gradient layer style and the Figure 4-26 shows a grid data layer with a transparency layer style.

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Figure 4-26: Showing a transparency layer style

4.11.4 Classified Layer Style


Classified layer style can be applied to almost any type of vector layers. A classified layer style renders geometries based on the feature data, applying a classified color scheme. Figure 4-27 shows a window to configure a classified layer style and Figure 4-28 shows a grid data layer with a classified layer style.

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Figure 4-27: Configuring a classified layer style

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Figure 4-28: Showing a classified layer style

4.11.5 Arrow Layer Style


Arrow layer styles are the only type of styles which can be applied to vector fields. Arrow layer styles render arrows with a given color. Size of arrows is based on a linear correspondence between the minimum and maximum modulus of the vector and the minimum and maximum pixel sizes of the arrows. The Figure 4-29 shows a window to configure a arrow layer style and Figure 4-30 shows a vector field layer with a arrow layer style.

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Figure 4-29: Configuring a arrow layer style

Figure 4-30: Showing an arrow layer style

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MOHID Studio allows defining style templates for usage between different workspace. You can define new style templates (or modify existing ones) by selecting Manage Layers -> Style Manager from the Map menu (see Figure 4-1). A window like shown in Figure 4-31 will appear. Here you can add, edit or remove style templates. Style templates can be applied to a layer, by selecting Apply in the layer style properties window (see Figure 4-20).

Figure 4-31: Managing Style Templates

4.12 Querying Data


Data displayed by vector layers can be queried and displayed in tabular form. In order to perform a query on a given layer, its necessary to mark it first as Active Query Layer. This can be done from the context menu of the Layers List. The current active query layer is marked red in the Layers List. After defining the query layer, it possible to query the data by activating the query tool from the map tool box and select a region where to perform the query. The results of the query will be displayed in the query result window. Figure 4-32 shows the operation of querying the map.

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Figure 4-32: Querying the Map

4.13 Images
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Graph Visualization

5.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio uses a customized graph engine to display time series in from of XY Graphs. The series can be loaded directly from MOHID ASCII Time Series files or from MOHID Studios database. Tasks related with Graph Visualization can be performed from the XY Graph menu (Figure 5-1).

Figure 5-1: XY Graph menu

Time Series are displayed in XY Graph windows (Figure 5-2). XY Graph window is divided in two main areas: (i) the Series List on the left side and (ii) the Series Display on the right side.

Figure 5-2: XY Graph window

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5.2 Graph Windows


5.2.1 Introduction
Graph windows can be created by several ways: (i) opening a MOHID ASCII Time Series File, (ii) loading a series from MOHID Studios database, (iii) loading a previously saved Graph Window or (iv) opening a series from MOHID Studios Explorer window. After selecting any of these four options, the Time Series Selection window (see Figure 5-3) will appear. Through this window is possible to choose the time series that will appear on graph (by selecting and checking them on the upper part of the window) and to choose if they will be displayed on a new window or added to an existent one (by choosing the option on the lower part of the window).

Figure 5-3: Time Series Selection Window

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A new Graph Window, using a MOHID ASCII Time Series File as initial source, can be created by selecting Graph Window -> New (File) from the XY Graph menu (see Figure 5-1). After selecting a file containing one or more time series, the Time Series Selection Window will be shown (Figure 5-3). After selecting one or more series press ok button and the new graph window will be created.

5.2.3 Create from MOHID Studios database


A new Graph Window, using a MOHID Studios database as initial source, can be created by selecting Graph Window -> New (DB) from the XY Graph menu (see Figure 5-1). This brings up immediately the Time Series Selection Window (Figure 5-3) with all available series in the database. After selecting one or more series, press ok button to create a new graph window.

5.2.4 Closing a Graph Window


A Graph Window can be closed by selecting Graph Window -> Remove from the XY Graph menu (see Figure 5-1) or by simple clicking the cross in the upper right corner of the window.

5.2.5 Saving a graph window


A graph window, including all series and associated data, can be saved by selecting Graph Window -> Save Graph. This will save the entire graph as an XML file. Explain better? -> Possible to use as an image? All settings will be saved.

5.2.6 Open a saved graph


A graph window can be created from a previously saved XML file by selecting Graph Window -> Load Graph (see Figure 5-1). The graph will be displayed with all series and settings.

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It is also possible to create graph windows directly from MOHID model results. This can be done by double clicking over a given Time Series file listed in the explorer window (in Time Series Files), as shown in Figure 5-4.

Figure 5-4: Open Graph windows from Studio Explorer

Templates

5.3 Series
5.3.1 Adding Series
Series can be added, as mentioned previously, from MOHID ASCII Time Series Files or directly from MOHID Studios database. The processes of adding series to an existent Graph Window is the same as create a new window, the only change needed is to select the option Add to an existent graph on Series Selection window (see Figure 5-3).

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Series can be removed from a graph by selecting Series -> Remove from the XY Graph menu (see Figure 5-1).

5.4 Graph Layout


MOHID Studios graph engine allows creating completely costumes layout of graphs, save these layout as templates and reapply template to other graphs.

5.4.1 Series layout


Series can be individually configured from the Series Properties box, located below the series list (see XY Graph windows on Figure 5-2).

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Time Series Manager

6.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio contains a set of utilities that allow creating, managing and analyzing Time Series. All utilities related with Time Series (Monitoring Stations, Parameters, etc.) are in the Environmental Monitoring menu (see Figure 6-1) and in the Reports menu (see Figure 6-2).

Figure 6-1: Environmental Monitoring menu

Figure 6-2: Reports menu

6.2 Environmental Monitoring menu


All Time Series are composed by a Parameter, Monitoring Station, date and a list of values measured or modeled. Missing more description!?

6.2.1 Parameters
The Parameter Manager (Figure 6-3) displays the list of all existent parameters. In this window is possible to create new parameters, edit or remove existent parameters. The parameters that are associated to existent Time Series cannot be removed. To remove them, the Time Series must be removed first.

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Figure 6-3: Parameters manager

The Parameters properties window (Figure 6-4) allows create new parameters or editing existent parameters. The property Name is the complete name of the parameter and the Display name is the name that will be displayed in all the menus or reports. The Display name field cannot be empty. This is the name that will be always displayed in Time Series, all windows and Reports. The property Units refers to the units of parameter, and it can be blank and the numeric format of parameter value can be changed in the property Display numeric format.

Figure 6-4: Parameters properties window

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Possible numerical displays formats are represented on Table 3 (For example is used the number 123,456789 to show the numerical formats display. For percentage is used the number 23,45).
Type Format Example

Exponential notation

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Percentage

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Table 3: Display Numerical Formats Examples.

6.2.2 Monitoring Station


The Monitoring Station manager (see Figure 6-5) allows create, modify or remove monitoring stations. One Monitoring Station is the place where all parameters are measured or modeled.

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Figure 6-5: Monitoring Station manager

The Monitoring Station properties window (see Figure 6-6) allow to create or editing monitoring station details. The property Name refers to the monitoring station name. This name will be the displayed name for the station in all reports and menus from MOHID Studio. There are several station types available, such as: Air Quality, Hydrological, Meteorological, Tide, Water Quality, Waves and Others. The Longitude and Latitude refers to the monitoring station geographical location. It is also possible to add a photo of the monitoring station by clicking in the Change button. When the photo is empty, the button label will be Add. To remove the photo, press the remove button next to the photo.

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Figure 6-6: Monitoring Station properties window

Bellow the properties of monitoring station is the list of all time series that were measured or modeled in this monitoring station. It is possible to add more time series (read more about the Time series in the section 6.2.3) to this monitoring station and to modify or delete the existent time series.

6.2.3 Time Series


The Time Series Manager displays the list of all time series that exist in the MOHID Studio database. It is possible to create new time series and edit or remove the listed time series.

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Figure 6-7: Time Series manager

To create or modify a Time Series use the Time Series properties window (see Figure 6-6) by pressing the Add or Edit button in the Time Series manager. The Time Series properties are: Parameter (to add new parameters check the section 6.2.1), Monitoring Station (to add new monitoring stations check the section 6.2.2) and monitoring location (ticket the check box to use the same location as the monitoring station), Modeled Domain and Time Series Type (surface, middle, bottom, composed, not defined or unknown). The Time Series Values are the values that are obtained (by a measured or a modeled result) for a specific instance of time. These values can be created, modified, removed or imported (for more information, see section 6.2.4). To edit any value from the time series value list (date or value) double click on the value to edit.

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Figure 6-8: Time Series properties window

6.2.4 Importing and Exporting Time Series


The Import Time Series Files windows (see Figure 6-9) allow to importing MOHID ASCII Time Series Files (more information about this file type on the subsection 10.2) to MOHID Studio. The easiest way to import one time series file to MOHID Studio is to following the next steps: 1) Choose one MOHID ASCII Time Series Files through the browse button; 2) Select the time series from file to import (if the file only has one time series, it will appear one Time Series); 3) Choose to add to an existent Station / Time Series or Create a new station; 4) Click import. To import one or more time series from the same file: 5) Choose the time series; 6) Choose the monitoring station (if a new one was created); 7) Click import.

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Figure 6-9: Import Time Series window

If the window before the Import Time Series window was the Time Series properties window (see Figure 6-8), when importing one MOHID ASCII Time Series Files only the first two steps above are requested, followed by pressing the import button. The Export Time Series (to ASCII) window (see Figure 6-10) displays all time series that belongs to MOHID Studio. To export one time series to MOHID ASCII Time Series Files, select that time series to export, choose the destination path and then press Export button. To learn more about MOHID ASCII Time Series Files check subsection 10.2.

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Figure 6-10: Export Time Series window

6.2.5 Moving Time Series


Moving Time Series are Time Series that the geographic measured point may change along the time in any direction (Latitude, Longitude and/or Depth). Each measure refers to a specific monitoring station, although the geographic coordinates may vary. The Moving Time Series windows (see Figure 6-11) display the list of all moving times series that are included in MOHID Studio database. Is possible to create, edit or delete moving time series in this window.

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The Moving Time Series properties window (see Figure 6-12) display all the information about a determine Moving Time Series. All the information may be added or changed in this window, just like in Time Series properties window (see Figure 6-8). In this window is also possible to add a description about the moving time series (for example: Demo Moving Time Series). It is also possible to add a short description to the values (for example: estimated value, average value, Error no value) helping to understand the values latter, if anything goes wrong. To edit the values double click on the value to edit.

Figure 6-12: Moving Time Series properties window

Instead of filling the Moving Time Series properties window, is possible to import a batch of moving time series values, through an XLS File (for more information, please read section 6.2.7).

6.2.6 Field Campaigns and Visited Points


All the data and files from the field campaigns (photos, sheets, etc.) can be organized and stored on a special feature from MOHID Studio. The Field Campaign manager window (see Figure 6-13) allows add, edit or remove field campaigns.

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Figure 6-13: Field Campaign manager window

The Field Campaign properties window (see Figure 6-14) displays all information about one Field Campaign. The properties of a Field Campaign are the name, the dates where the campaign took place and some description about the campaign. It is possible to attach any type of file to this field campaign (for example: authorization sheets, the field campaigns schedule, itinerary, etc.). All the files attached can be viewed (opened by the system default application) or removed. The files are attached to the MOHID Studio database, so the path to file can be modified or the file can be removed from disk. The Field Campaign properties windows also include the list of all visited points in this field campaign. With this list is easier to keep the history of all visited points in every field campaigns.

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Figure 6-14: Field Campaign properties window

The Visited Points can be created by clicking in button Add on the Field Campaign properties window (see Figure 6-14) and a new window will be open, Visited Point properties window (see Figure 6-15). In this window is possible do add some information about the weather conditions and some more useful information. The weather conditions are very important to analyze the results measured on a distant future. The Visited Point properties window also allows attach files to the visited points, such as sheets, photos and other documents. These documents are attached to each visited point and not to the field campaign, so is possible to have different files attach to each visited point. The files are also stored in the MOHID Studio database, so the file location is possible and do not interfere with MOHID Studio.

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Figure 6-15: Visited Point properties window

The Visited Points can also be created, editing or removing from Visited Point manager windows (see Figure 6-16). Visited Points are created or editing through the Visited Point properties window (Figure 6-15).

Figure 6-16: Visited Point manager window

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The import feature of XLS files to MOHID Studio is very useful and simple to use. There are three different types of importation files: simple time series, moving time series (profile) and boat cruise. Each importation file has a different format and there is a demo file, of each type, that is installed along with your MOHID Studio. The demo files are located on: My Documents\Mohid Studio\Templates\Data Import. To import time series use the template Import TimeSeries.xlsx and fill the values to import. The time series template is only used for time series: date, time and parameter value (see an example in Figure 6-17). After filling the template file, save the file with a different name, keeping the template as is. The XLS file should be like the example on the Figure 6-17. If there is a missing field in the line, all the line will be ignored. If the line is empty or if the first field is empty or missing all values above will be ignored.

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Figure 6-17: Import Time Series Template

To import the time series values from XLS file to MOHID Studio use the Import Time Series window (see Figure 6-18) from Environmental Monitoring tab in the group Import. First choose the parameter, monitoring station and time series type fields for the time series that will be imported and browse for the source XLS file. After the file is selected MOHID Studio will display all time series values found on the imported file. This process may take a while, depending on the quantity of values to import. The press Import button to complete the importation process. This process also may take a while, depending on the quantity of values to import. If the file has some errors or does not follow the template file (Figure 6-17), MOHID Studio will display the error. If the message is No values found in file please check if the file is correct or if the template file is the correct type for the import window in use.

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Figure 6-18: Import Time Series window

Figure 6-19: Import Boat Cruise window

When the time series results from a profile measure, and the depth field is required, the right template to use is Import Profile.xlsx. This file is very similar with the time series import file (Figure 6-17) with an extra coordinate field: depth. The Import BoatCruise.xlsx file is used for boat cruise measures or measures that required

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coordinates tracking. This template file is also similar with the others but has two extra coordinate fields: Longitude and Latitude (see Figure 6-19). The values imported from Profile and Boat Cruise file types will be available on the Moving Time Series window (see Figure 6-11). To edit the imported values use the Moving Time Series properties window (see Figure 6-12).

6.3 Reports
The Reports is one of the best ways to analyze and check all values from time series results. There are several reports available (see Figure 6-2), that are configured through the Report Window (see Figure 6-20) and are all fully described on the next subsections.

Figure 6-20: Report Window Parameter

The Report Window is composed by two sections: the report settings content (on the left) and the generated report content (on the right) as showed on the Figure 6-20. The bottom of left window (see Figure 6-21) is always composed by three sections: Settings of selected report; Time Interval; Output.

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Figure 6-21: Report Window Settings

The settings of selected report change in every report and will be described on the next subsections. The Time Interval (see Figure 6-21) allows the user to limit the results to a certain time interval (for example: one day, one month, etc). If the box apply filter is not checked, all values will be displayed. The Output (see Figure 6-21) is the way to configure how the report will be displayed. The report can be displayed on the right window of the Report window (as show on Figure 6-20), PDF format or XLS format. For the last two formats, a location file and name file are required. After pressing Generate button the report will be displayed on window or saved in a file. When a generated report is displaying on the Report window, the top bar of the generated report content allows several features, such as: navigate through the generated file report, print the report, save the report file as XLS format or/and PDF format, zoom it and setting the page layout.

6.3.1 Report by Parameter


Reports by parameter, as the name say, are to generate reports based on parameter values. This type of reports will show all values from a determine parameter, from all monitoring stations. As an example, on the Figure 6-22 is a sample of a time series values report by parameter, for the parameter Temperature with the Time Interval

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from 01-01-2010 to 01-10-2010. The values are displayed alphabetical by monitoring station name and by chronological date.

Figure 6-22: Report by Parameter

6.3.2 Report by Time Series


Reports by Time Series display all values for a parameter obtained (measured or modeled) from one monitoring station. The list of parameters is displayed on the field Parameter. After the Parameter is chosen, the list of time series displays all time series available for that parameter. Choose the times series for the report, by selecting the name. If there are measured and modeled parameters, it is possible to choose between the two different types. To generate the report press the Generate button. The values from Report by Time Series (see Figure 6-23) are displayed in chronological time.

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Figure 6-23: Report Window Time Series

6.3.3 Report by Monitoring Station


The reports by Monitoring Station display all results from all parameters measured or modeled for one monitoring station. To generate a report by Monitoring Station, select the monitoring station on the settings panel and press Generate (see Figure 6-24). The generated report will displayed the parameter, date and time, value and parameter units, all order by chronological date.

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Figure 6-24: Report Window Monitoring Station

6.3.4 Report by Min/Max Values


The Reports by Min/Max Values generate reports displaying the minimum and maximum values obtained (measured/modeled) from a specific Monitoring Station. These values are separated by types of time series (surface, middle, bottom, etc), being displayed the minimum and maximum for each other (see Figure 6-25). To generate the Reports by Min/Max Values choose one parameter from the drop down box, select the monitoring station from the monitoring station list and press Generate button.

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Figure 6-25: Report Window Min/Max Values

6.3.5 Report by Moving Time Series


The Moving Time Series reports list all the values from the profiles measured on a specific monitoring station. To generate this report, chose a parameter, a monitoring station and then the date and of the first measure from that station. The Moving Time Series Report window (see Figure 6-26) is only available when are moving time series on the MOHID Studio database. The only parameters and monitoring stations displayed are the ones that have values for moving time series. The moving time series has as header the information about the station and the parameter and the body contains the date, the depth and the value, order chronological.

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Figure 6-26: Report Window Moving Time Series

The moving time series imported by XLS files from Profile import and Boat Cruise import may be displayed by the Moving Time Series Reports.

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Tools

7.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio contains a set of tools. The majority of these tools works interactively over the Map Visualization and provides the possibility to generate MOHID specific data files. MOHID Studio Tools can be accessed from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1).

Figure 7-1: Tool menu

MOHID Studio tools are divided into: (i) geometry layers creation, (ii) grid creation, (iii) grid data tools, (iv) watershed tools, (v) time series tools, (vi) HDF tools and (vii) boxes tools. Since tools work interactively over the map, some tools require creating one or more temporary layers. These layers are added when the tool is started and removed when the tool is closed. Since tools work interactively over the map, MOHID Studio does not allow more than one tool to be used simultaneously. All tools are explained in detail next.

7.2 Geometry Layer Tools


7.2.1 Introduction
Geometry layers tools allow creating geometries interactively over the map. Normally, geometries created with this tools, are used afterwards by other tools (e.g. points can be used to create time series locations, polygons to define non compute areas, etc.).

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The Named Points tool allows creating XML Geometry file with points. This tool can be activated by selecting Geometry Layers -> Named Points from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-2.

Figure 7-2: Creating Named Points

Using this tool it is possible to create a list of points. Points can be added to the list by selecting the Draw button and afterwards click on the map. After clicking on the map, the list of points is updated. Point locations and names can be edited by double clicking over the list shown under Defined Points. The current list can be saved by selecting the Save button.

7.2.3 Named Lines


The Named Lines tool allows creating XML Geometry file with lines. This tool can be activated by selecting Geometry Layers -> Named Lines from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-3.

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Figure 7-3: Creating Named Lines

Using this tool it is possible to create a list of lines. Lines can be added to the list by selecting the Draw button and afterwards click on the map. Each click adds a vertex to the line. The line is ended by double clicking the last point. Line names can be edited by double clicking over the list shown under Defined Lines. The current list can be saved by selecting the Save button.

7.2.4 Named Polygons


The Named Polygons tool allows creating XML Geometry file with polygons. This tool can be activated by selecting Geometry Layers -> Named Polygons from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-4.

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Figure 7-4: Creating Named Polygons

Using this tool it is possible to create a list of polygons. Polygons can be added to the list by selecting the Draw button and afterwards click on the map. Each click adds a vertex to the polygon. The polygon is closed by double clicking the last point. Polygon names can be edited by double clicking over the list shown under Defined Polygons. The current list can be saved by selecting the Save button.

7.2.5 XYZ Points


The XYZ Points tool allows creating MOHID ASCII XYZ file with points. This tool can be activated by selecting Geometry Layers -> XYZ Points from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). It works in the same way as the Named Points tool.

7.3 Grid Tools


7.3.1 Introduction
Grid tools allow creating grids interactively over the map and to refine existing grids for nested models.

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Constant grids can be created by selecting Grid -> Constant Grid from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-5.

Figure 7-5: Creating Constant Grid

It is possible to select the grid origin (lower left corner) using the pick button or by introducing manually the coordinates. The number of columns and rows can be set in the JUB and IUB fields, respectively. The horizontal and vertical grid step can be set in the dX and dY fields and the grid angle in the Angle field. The Coordinates box allows selecting the grid coordinates (MOHID internal format). Recommended options are: 4 for geographic coordinates 5 for metric (local) coordinates

After changing any options the grid can be visualized by selecting the Refresh button. The Grid is saved as MOHID ASCII file by selecting the Save button.

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Variable spaced grids can be created by selecting Grid -> Variable Grid from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-6.

Figure 7-6: Creating Variable Grid

It is possible to select the grid origin (lower left corner) using the pick button or by introducing manually the coordinates. The variable spacing is set in the XX and YY fields. Here accumulated values (starting at zero), for the grid edges must be specified. Its recommended to use an application like Microsoft Office Excel to generate the XX and YY values. Other options work in the same way as for the constant spaced grid.

7.3.4 Refine Grid


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7.4 Grid Data Tools


7.4.1 Introduction
Grid Data tools allow creating and modifying MOHID Grid Data Files. MOHID Grid Data are used to provide MOHID data on a per grid cell basis (e.g. bathymetry, topography, etc). Using MOHID Studios Grid Data Tools, grid data can be created from a set of points or a set of polygons.

7.4.2 Creating Grid Data from Points


Grid Data can be created from a set of points by selecting Grid Data -> Create from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). This tool is typically used to create the digital terrain model for the MOHID Water (bathymetry) and MOHID Land (topography) models. Creating a Grid Data from points requires: (i) a grid on which the grid data will be based, (ii) base data (points) which will be used to fill the grid data and (iii) polygons which define non-compute areas (optional). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-7.

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Figure 7-7: Creating a Grid Data from Points

Under the Select Grid option the desired grid can be chosen. The non-compute areas can be defined by selecting the Pick button and click over the map on the polygon which defines a non-compute area. Several polygons can be selected. The base information can be either XYZ Data or HGT layers. Multiply sources can be selected. The interpolation option allows choosing the desired interpolation method. After selecting the filename for the final grid data, the process button activates the interpolation process. For large data sets or large grids, the interpolation process might take a while. Through the progress bar is possible to analyze the process status.

7.4.3 Creating Grid Data from Shapefiles


Grid Data can be created from a set of points by selecting Grid Data -> Create SHP from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). This tool is typically used to create files which contain information about land use, vegetation or soil types for the MOHID Land model. Creating a Grid Data from ESRI Shapefiles requires: (i) a Grid Data on which the grid data will be based (Non compute areas will remain the same as in the base grid data and (ii) a Shapefile with polygons data. The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-8.
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Figure 7-8: Creating a Grid Data from Shapefile (Polygons)

After selecting the base Grid Data and the source Shapefile, it is necessary to select the feature (e.g. land cover code) on which the value mapping is to be performed. After selecting the desired feature, the analyze button must be pressed, in order to obtain a list of distinguish features (e.g. forest, urban areas) in the shapefile. For each feature, a value which will be assigned to the corresponding grid cells must be provided. These values can be saved or loaded by using the Load / Save buttons. After filling the Value Mapping, the Grid Data file can be created using the process button.

7.4.4 Modifying a Grid Data


Grid Data can be modified by selecting Grid Data -> Modify from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-1). The tool appears docked on the right side of the main window as shown in Figure 7-9.

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Figure 7-9: Modifying a Grid Data

After selecting the Grid Data to modify under the Select Grid Data option, it is possible to select the grid cells to modify over the map, using the Pick button. After selecting the grid cells on the map, the selected cells get highlighted and appear in the point list. After all points to modify have been selected, several operations can be performed, by choosing the appropriate options in the Math Operation box. Points can be transformed into Compute Points or Non Compute Points through the Open / Close non compute points box. After editing the Grid Data, changes can be persisted or discarded in the Persist Changes box.

7.5 Watershed Tools


7.5.1 Introduction
Watershed tools allow preparing data files for MOHID Land. These tools include: (i) depression removal, (ii) watershed delineation, (iii) soil depth and (iv) cross section definition.

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MOHID Land requires a depression free digital terrain model in order to run4. After constructing a digital terrain model (topography), the depression removal tool can be used to remove depression from it. Depression can be removed by sink filling or by artifact removal. The depression removal tool can be accessed by selecting Watershed Tools -> Remove Depressions from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-10)

Figure 7-10: Depression Removal Tool

The depressions removal process involves several steps. First, the digital terrain (Grid Data) from which the depressions are to be removed must be selected and the existing depressions must be found by using the Analyze button. If depressions are found, they are highlighted on the map and listed in the List of depressions.

This applies only if the river network is to be simulated. You can run MOHID Land also in a special

mode without drainage network. In this case, the DTM may contain depressions.

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Depressions listed in the List of Depressions can be individually removed by selecting the up (remove by sink filling) and down (remove by artifact removal) buttons. Since the removal of a single depression may create new depressions, the list of existing depressions is automatically one individual depression has been removed. Since the number of depressions can be very high, MOHID Studio includes an algorithm to remove depressions in an iterative process. This can be done by pressing the Remove depressions by iterations button. MOHID Studio will loop through all depressions for the value of Max. Iteration (by default the value is 50 times). Depressions containing less then Max. cell filling cells (the default value is 5) will be removed by sink filling, others by artifact removal. NOTE: For very narrow values or very flat areas the depression removal algorithm may not work very well. It may be required to preprocess the digital terrain model first (for instance with the Modify Grid Data tool). When all depressions have been removed, the depression free Digital Terrain Model can be saved in the Persist Changes box.

7.5.3 Watershed Delineation


Watershed delineation has two proposes: (i) specifying which grid cells drain to the outlet (and as consequence distinguishing between compute points and non-compute points) and (ii) creates the drainage network. The watershed delineation tool can be accessed by selecting Watershed Tools -> Delineate Basin from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-11). This tool requires a depression free Digital Terrain Model.

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Figure 7-11: Watershed Delineation Tool

The watershed delineation process involves several steps. First the Digital Terrain Model must be selected from the Select DTM box. NOTE: In this box appear all Grid Data layer currently loaded into MOHID Studios GIS engine, so it is the user that select the right (depression free) Digital Terrain Model. The second step is to define the area threshold value, by default is 1 ha. This area indicates from which drained upstream area river channel are formed. The coordinates of the outlet must also be set. They can be obtained using picking on the map. NOTE: Watershed delineation is required in order to run MOHID Land, since MOHID Land can only run with one single outlet. This option is optional, because it can be useful, in a first step, to generate a drainage network for the entire digital terrain model and only in a second step delineate the watershed, since it is easier to locate the outlet over the entire drainage network. In the Output Options box, the desired output of the delineation process is specified. To run MOHID Land, only the drainage network is required. Information about options used during the delineation process should also be stored, since they are required for the Basin Geometry module (Basin Geometry check box). All other output is not required,

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but may be useful for graphical visualization (namely the Delineation polygon which defines the watershed).

7.5.4 Cross Section Definition


After watershed delineation, the nodes of the drainage network do not contain cross sections. MOHID Land needs to have the cross sections defined, in order to run. The Cross Section Definition Tool allows defining cross sections for all nodes in a drainage network in a simple way. This tool can be accessed by selecting Watershed Tools -> Cross Sections from the Tool menu (Figure 7-12).

Figure 7-12: Cross Section Definition Tool

Cross section definition involves several steps. First the drainage network for which the cross sections are to be defined must by selecting from the Network box (SCREEN SHOT REVISION REQUIRED). Then the typical cross sections must be defined for, one for each Strahler order. Cross sections are defined as trapezoidal ones (top width, bottom width and high). It is possible to define triangular sections by setting the bottom width to zero. After defining cross sections for all Strahler orders of the drainage network, the drainage network file can be saved, by selecting the save button in the Persist Changes box. (SCREEN SHOT REVISION REQUIRED)
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The Soil Depth tool allows creating additional files for MOHID Land: (i) soil depth, (ii) bottom digital terrain model (iii) slope and (iv) initial ground water level. This tool can be accessed by selecting Watershed Tools -> Soil Depth from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-13).

Figure 7-13: Soil Depth Tool

The Soil Depth tool requires a depression free Digital Terrain Model, which should be selected in the Select Digital Terrain box. The parameter to construct soil depth can be set in the Select Parameter box. The Min Depth and Max Depth parameter indicate the minimum and maximum soil depths, respectively. The Max Slope parameter indicates the maximum slope which the tool should consider. From these parameters the soil depth is linearly interpolated considering. Grid cells with zero slopes will have maximum soil depth and grid cell with slope greater or equal to the maximum slope will have minimum soil depth. The water table parameter indicates the percentage of the initial water depth, in function to the total soil depth. A value of 0% indicates that the initial water table is close to the bottom, a value of 50% indicates that the initial water table is at half soil depth and a

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value of 100% indicates that the initial water table is closed to the top (fully saturated soil). In the Persist Changes box the target files can be selected and saved.

7.6 Time Series Tools


7.6.1 Introduction
Time series tools have two functions: (i) create files which indicate to MOHID model the location of time series and (ii) create files which contain time series.

7.6.2 Grid Time Series Location


The Grid Time Series Location tool allows creating files which contains the grid location of time series points. This tool can be easily accessed by selecting Time Series Tools -> Grid Location from the Tool menu (Figure 7-14).

Figure 7-14: Grid Time Series Location Tool

Creating a grid time series location file involves several steps. First the grid data which will be used as base must be selected. In a second step the locations of the grid points must be specified. This can either be done by adding data from a Named Points layer by

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selecting the points interactively over the map. The grid data location is generated by clicking the Save button. This tool allows saving, optionally, a XML Geometry file with the point locations. This is useful for display proposes and for later editing of the grid time series location.

7.6.3 Node Time Series Location


The Node Time Series Location tool allows creating files which contains the node location of time series points. This tool can be easily accessed by selecting Time Series Tools -> Node Location. It works exactly in the same way as the Grid Time Series Location tool.

7.6.4 Time Series from Database


The Time Series from Database tool allows extracting time series from MOHID Studios database, in order to generate boundary conditions from MOHID models. This tool can be accessed by selecting Time Series Tools -> From Database from the Tool menu.

Figure 7-15: Creating a time series from the database

This tool requires that there has been previously data imported into the database (there are several ways to import values to database, check subsections: 6.2.3, 6.2.4 or/and

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6.2.7). After selecting the monitoring station, the selected series and the time window, the MOHID Time Series ASCII file can be generated by clicking the Save button.

7.7 HDF File Tools


7.7.1 Introduction
HDF File tools are related to polygon based HDF Files.

7.7.2 Create from Time Series


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7.7.3 Interpolate HDF Files


The Interpolate HDF File tool allows interpolating one HDF file to a new grid. This tool can be accessed by selecting HDF File Tools -> Interpolate from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-16).

Figure 7-16: Interpolating a HDF File to a new grid

This tool requires a Digital Terrain Model and a HDF File to be loaded (Select DTM and Source HDF box). The interpolation/extrapolation method is defined in the second box. The file is being processed by clicking the Process button.
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The vertical cut tool is allows creating vertical cuts from 3D polygon based HDF File layers. This tool can be accessed by selecting HDF File Tools -> Vertical Cuts from the Tool menu (see Figure 7-17).

Figure 7-17: Creating a vertical cut from 3D HDF File

This tool requires a HDF File to be loaded. By using the Draw function the Cut line can be drawn. The vertical cut is generated by using the Create button. The instant displayed in the vertical cut, as well as the style used, is the same as in the map.

7.8 Boxes
7.8.1 Introduction
MOHID used the concept of boxes in several ways, for example: (i) to initialize properties, (ii) to monitor average concentrations over time or (iii) to release lagrangian particles. MOHID Studio integrates a tool to create boxes from Named Polygons

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The create box tool allows creating 2D boxes from polygons. This tool can be easily accessed by selecting Boxes -> Create Box from the Tool menu (as shown in Figure 7-18).

Figure 7-18: Creating a boxes file from a set of polygons

Polygons can be drawn directly over the map, using the Draw button. After all polygons have been drawn, the boxes file can be saved be selecting the Save button.

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File Export / Conversions

8.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio contains a set of utilities which permit to convert (or export) data from one format to another format. All utilities address the MOHID Specific Formats (ASCII Files, HDF Files and XML Geometries), ESRI Shapefiles and KML Files. MOHID Studio Export / Conversion Utilities can be accessed from the Export/Conversion menu (Figure 8-1).

Figure 8-1: Export / Conversions menu

All Export / Conversion Utilities are explained in detail next.

8.2 Export to KML


Export to KML utility allows exporting data to KML format. Formats which are possible to export to KML are: HDF Polygon Files, MOHID ASCII Grid Data Files, MOHID ASCII Drainage Network Files and Named Geometry Files. Before exporting any data to KML, the data must be loaded as layer into MOHID Studios map engine. Exported KML files can be loaded into applications like Google Earth.

8.2.1 Export HDF Polygon to KML


To export data from an HDF Polygon based layer, select Export to KML -> HDF Polygon from the Export/Conversion menu. A window like the one shown in Figure 8-2 will appear. On the left side of the window, the instants to be exported must be selected. On the left side it is possible to choose how the Z coordinate will be handled. On the bottom you can choose where the exported files will be saved. Note that this toll will create one KML file for each instant which will be exported. The export process is started by clicking on the export button.

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Figure 8-2: Export HDF to KML

8.2.2 Export Grid Data to KML


To export a Grid Data layer, select Export to KML -> Grid Data from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1). A window like the one shown in Figure 8-3 will appear. After choosing the Layer to export and the destination of the exported file, click on Export button to generate the KML file.

Figure 8-3: Export Grid Data to KML

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To export a Drainage Network layer, select Export to KML -> Drainage Network from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1) and the Export Drainage Newtork to KML window will be opened (see Figure 8-4). After choosing the Layer to export and the destination of the exported file, click on Export button to generate the KML file.

Figure 8-4: Export Drainage Network to KML

8.2.4 Export Named Geometry to KML


To export a Named Geometry layer, select Export to KML -> Named Geometry from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1). The window Export Named Geometry to KML will be opened (see example on Figure 8-5). After choosing the Layer to export and the destination of the exported file, click on Export button to generate the KML file.

Figure 8-5: Export Named Geometry to KML

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8.3 Export to ESRI Shapefile


Export to Shapefile utility allows exporting data to ESRI Shapefile format. Formats which are possible to export to ESRI Shapefiles are: HDF Polygon Files, MOHID ASCII Grid Data Files, MOHID ASCII Drainage Network Files and Named Geometry Files. Before exporting any data to ESRI Shapefiles, data must be loaded as layer into MOHID Studios map engine. Exported ESRI Shapefiles files can be loaded into applications like Arc GIS.

8.3.1 Export HDF Polygon to Shapefile


To export data from an HDF Polygon based layer, select Export to Shapefile -> HDF Polygon from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1). A window like the one shown in Figure 8-2 will appear. The process of exporting data is the same as exporting to KML, with the only difference that no Z coordinate can be set.

8.3.2 Export Grid Data to Shapefile


To export a Grid Data layer, select Export to Shapefile -> Grid Data from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1). A window like the one shown in Figure 8-3 will appear. The process of exporting data is the similar to process of exporting to KML.

8.3.3 Export Drainage Network to Shapefile


To export a Drainage Network layer, select Export to Shapefile -> Drainage Network from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1). A window like shown Figure 8-4 in will appear. The process of exporting data is the similar to process of exporting to KML.

8.3.4 Export Named Geometry to Shapefile


To export a Named Geometry layer, select Export to Shapefile -> Named Geometry from the Export/Conversion menu (see Figure 8-1). A window like shown Figure 8-5 in will appear. The process of exporting data is the similar to process of exporting to KML.

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8.4 Convert MOHID ASCII Geometries to XML Geometries


Conversion of MOHID ASCII Geometries to XML Geometries can be done by selecting ASCII > XML from the Export/Conversions menu (see Figure 8-1). With this feature it is possible to convert old MOHID ASCII point, line and polygon files to new MOHID XML Geometry files. The process of converting points, lines, and polygons is similar. The Figure 8-6 shows the window which allows to convert from MOHID ASCII to XML Geometry.

Figure 8-6: Convert MOHID ASCII to XML

8.5 Convert XML Geometries to MOHID ASCII Geometries


Conversion of XML Geometries to MOHID ASCII Geometries can be done by selecting XML -> ASCII from the Export/Conversions menu (see Figure 8-1). With this feature is possible to convert new MOHID XML Geometry files to old MOHID ASCII point, line and polygon files. The process of converting points, lines, and polygons is similar. The Figure 8-7 shows the window which allows the conversion from MOHID ASCII to XML Geometry.

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Figure 8-7: Convert XML to MOHID ASCII

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Administration

In this section is explained the administration of MOHID Studio.

9.1 Introduction
The Administration menu (see Figure 9-1) is the place where it is possible to change all types of MOHID Studio configurations. On the License Manager group it is possible to register, request and validate your MOHID Studio license (for more information read subsection 9.2).

9-1: Administration Tab

The MOHID Studio Settings contains several buttons to configure the basic settings of your MOHID Studio. On the General setting is possible to change the paths of MOHID executables files, output directories and some MOHID interface options. The Reset Database button resets the MOHID Studio database. All the data will be erased from your MOHID Studio database (example: monitoring stations, time series, parameters, etc.). After reset the database, it is not possible to restore/recover the previous database and all the data will be lost. Through the MOHID Studio Help is possible to get information about your MOHID Studio version, get help from your MOHID Studio manual and it is also possible to request professional help for your MOHID Studio version. Help can be also found on the internet or in our site check Links group at the menu Home (Figure 2-5).

9.2 License Management


This subsection describes detailed all types of MOHID Studio licenses (see subsection 9.2.1), how to register and request your license of MOHID Studio (see subsection 9.2.3) and how to validate it (see subsection 0).

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After installing MOHID Studio it will work for 30 days for an evaluation period. Evaluation versions have restricted usage. In order to work with a licensed version of MOHID Studio, the user needs to register and request a license (for more information read MOHID Studio Installation Guide). There are two types of licensed MOHID Studio versions: MOHID Studio Express and MOHID Studio Professional. Licenses are distributed on a single machine basis. Action Modulers may provide other types of licenses upon request. MOHID Studio Express license is free of charge and it is valid for six month period. After this period you need buy a MOHID Studio Professional license or renew your MOHID Studio Express license, if you want to keep using MOHID Studio Express. MOHID Studio Express works with all features enabled, but with some restriction (check restrictions on Table 4). MOHID Professional Edition works without any restriction. License fees vary in function of the requested license. Table 4 shows an overview of all MOHID Studio licenses. On subsection 9.2.2 is explained how to get your license and how to validate it.

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Feature

MOHID Studio Express

MOHID Studio Professional

MOHID Studio Professional Unlimited

MOHID Studio Professional Enterprise

Number of single machines where license can be installed Maximum number of layers which can be displayed in the GIS engine Maximum number of domains which can be created within a single workspace Maximum number of scenarios which can be configured within a single workspace Maximum number of nested domains which can be created Maximum number of simultaneously opened XY Graph windows Watermarks free images License Period (month) Price (Euros)

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1 unlimited

1 unlimited

5 unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

1 No 6 Free

unlimited Yes 12

unlimited Yes unlimited See note5

unlimited Yes unlimited

Table 4 : MOHID Studio License Fees (October 2010)

9.2.2 License Manager


The License Manager allows the user to request or/and validate a license. There are two different ways to access the License Manager: through the Administration tab (see Figure 9-1) or through the Orb button (see Figure 9-2).

Visit www.actionmodulers.com or contact sales@actionmodulers.com for updated license fees.

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Figure 9-1: Administration Tab License Manager

Figure 9-2: Orb button License Manager

The License Manager window displays the type of license of your MOHID Studio version and, if there exists, the limitations that your version has (see Figure 9-3).

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Figure 9-3: License Manager Evaluation Edition

To register and request a MOHID Studio license check subsection 9.2.3. To validate your MOHID Studio license check subsection 0.

9.2.3 License Request


To request a license go to the License Manager (see Figure 9-3) and click on License Request to open the Registration form (see Figure 9-4). The fields marked with * are mandatory for request a license. After filling all the fields click in one of the two available options: Generate e-mail with Request Code This option will auto generate an e-mail, by your system default e-mail client (for example, Microsoft Outlook). The generated e-mail contains all necessary information to request one license. Just press send to request your MOHID Studio license.

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Generate Request Code and copy to clipboard This option is for users that use web mail instead of the default system e-mail client. All the information to request a MOHID Studio license will be generated and then copied to clipboard. Create an e-mail, with your webmail, to sales@actionmodulers.com and on the e-mails body paste the information from clipboard. If for some reason the user has some trouble sending the registration by e-mail, it is also possible to contact us by fax, sending the content from clipboard.

Figure 9-4: License Request Form

9.2.4 License Emission


Estimated time for MOHID Studio Licenses: MOHID Studio Express License The MOHID Studio Express licenses will be emitted within 48 hours. The license will be send by e-mail.

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MOHID Studio Professional License The MOHID Studio Professional licenses will receive within 48 hours the detailed payment instructions. License fee must be paid by bank transfer. Your license will be emitted and send to you by e-mail after we received the license fee from our bank account.

9.2.5 License Validation


After receiving the e-mail with MOHID Studio license go to License Manager (see Figure 9-3) and press License Validation. The License Validation is an easy process and can be made by two different ways (see Figure 9-5).

Figure 9-5: License Validation

9.2.5.1 License Data File


This is the easiest way to validate your MOHID Studio license. The user needs to select the option I received the authorization file by e-mail and have saved it to disk and then click on the browse button (see Figure 9-5). Browse for the file

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MOHIDStudioLicense.dat that was attached to the mail with the license. Finish the validation process by restarting the MOHID Studio to validate the license file.

9.2.5.2 Validation Key


The user should choose the option I received the authorization key by fax or phone and need to validate manually and then type the Validation Key Key (see Figure 9-6). Press OK button to validate the MOHID Studio License and then browse for a place to save the validation file MOHIDStudioLicense.dat (which contains the Validation Key). Finish the validation process by restarting the MOHID Studio to apply your MOHID Studio license.

Figure 9-6: License Validation Validation Key

10 File Formats
10.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio have several file types and all this subsection is missing.
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10.2 MOHID ASCII Files


10.2.1 Introduction
MOHID ASCII files are ASCII files which follow special formatting rules. These files are used to provide all input information to the FORTRAN based numerical MOHID models (MOHID Water, MOHID Land and MOHID River). Some output of these models is also written in the format. MOHID ASCII files are organized by keywords and information blocks, which can pile up to three hierarchical levels and aggregate groups of keywords. This format can be seen likewise a simple Mark-Up Language. File generation can be made manually, using a text editor (like MOHID Studios Text Editor) or by tools (like MOHID Studio Tools). The maximum number of characters per line is restricted to 256. As each line contains only one instruction, this restriction does not represent any practical limitation to the user. Files can have blank lines and keywords dont have to follow any specific order. This reduces the effort of preparing input data files in a rigid format and reduces input data errors. With exception to some cases, all the reading (keywords, keyword values, blocks definition tags) are case sensitive. So caution is advised in the preparation of the files because recognition is only achieved by full correspondence of characters in the code and in the data files. The Figure 10-1 shows an example of a MOHID ASCII file, with keyword, keyword values and blocks.

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Figure 10-1: Example of a MOHID ASCII file

10.2.2 XYZ Files


XYZ Files are used to define a set of point with x, y and z coordinates. These files are typically used to store information from bathymetric or topographic surveys. XYZ Files are ASCII text file which extension should be *.xyz. XYZ Files contain a set of blocks, each containing a set of point values. One block is delimited by the following case sensitive keywords: <begin_xyz> and <end_xyz>. A fourth column can be optionally included and it is handled as a character string which can also be used as a legend for each point. The Figure 10-2 shows an example of a three column XYZ MOHID ASCII File.

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Figure 10-2: Example of MOHID ASCII XYZ file

10.2.3 Line Files


MOHID ASCII Line files are used to store simple lines. The default extension for MOHID ASCII Line files is *.lin. This file is organized in blocks, each containing the vertices for a determined line. One block is defined by the following keywords: <begin_line> and <end_line>. Note that these keywords are case sensitive. One file can contain an infinite number of blocks. Inside each block there are 2 columns and at least 2 rows, one for each vertex of the line. The left column relates to the XX coordinates of a point and the right one to the YY coordinates. The Figure 10-3 shows an example of an MOHID ASCII Line file.

Figure 10-3: Example of a MOHID ASCII Line file

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MOHID ASCII Polygon files are used to store polygons. The default extension for Polygons files is *.xy. This file is organized in blocks, each containing the vertices for a certain polygon. One block is defined by the following keywords: <beginpolygon> and <endpolygon>. Note that these keywords are case sensitive. One file can contain an infinite number of blocks. Inside each block there are 2 columns: the left relates to the XX coordinates of the polygon vertices and the right one to the YY coordinates of the polygon vertices. The Figure 10-4 shows an example of one MOHID ASCII Polygon file.

Figure 10-4: Example of a MOHID ASCII Polygon file

10.2.5 Grid Files


MOHID ASCII Grid files are used to stores grid. The organization of this file is divided into a header section and a grid spacing section. MOHID supports orthogonal horizontal grids, which can be rectangular or curvilinear. The default extension for Grid files is *.grd. The Figure 10-5 shows examples of grids that are supported by MOHID Studio.

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Figure 10-5: Example Grids supported by MOHID

Note that in MOHID the i index refers to the YY axis and the j index to the XX axis. For example grid cell (5, 2) is the fifth grid cell in the YY axis and the second in the XX axis. The header section contains information related to the grid global definitions, such as the number of cells, the type of coordinate used, the origin coordinates of the grid, etc. Below are shown the keywords supported in the header section of a Grid file. ILB_IUB - Two integer numbers defining the minimum and maximum I values along the Y-axis of the grid. JLB_JUB - Two integer numbers defining the minimum and maximum J values along the X-axis of the grid. COORD_TIP - A flag which indicates the used coordinates type. ORIGIN - Two real values, which indicate the origin of the lower left corner of the grid. ZONE - Integer values defining the UTM Zone where the bathymetry is located. GRID_ANGLE - Counter-clock mesh rotation relative to the north. The base point is the origin of the grid. LATITUDE - Average latitude value used to compute Coriolis frequency and solar radiation when metric coordinates cannot be converted to WGS84 geographic coordinates. LONGITUDE - Average longitude value used to compute Coriolis frequency and solar radiation when metric coordinates cannot be converted to WGS84 geographic coordinates. CONSTANT_SPACING_X - Boolean defining if the spacing in the X axis is constant
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CONSTANT_SPACING_Y - Boolean defining if the spacing in the Y axis is constant DX - Constant spacing distance in XX axis DY - Constant spacing distance in YY axis

If the spacing is not constant, the grid spacing section contains information about the grid spacing in the XX and YY axis namely through defining the grid cells corners coordinates. This information is stored in blocks, one for each direction. The data is stored inside a block defined by the following keywords: <BeginXX> and <EndXX> for the XX axis and <BeginYY> and <EndYY> for the YY axis. Note that the keywords of these block definition tags are case sensitive. Each value must be stored in a single line. The values are read from left to right corner in the XX axis and from bottom to top in the YY axis. The first value is always zero in both directions, being the following values cumulative. The Figure 10-6 shows an example of an MOHID ASCII Grid file.

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Figure 10-6: Example of a MOHID ASCII Grid file

NOTE: For more information about MOHID Grid files can be found here check the following link: http://www.mohid.com/wiki/index.php?title=Grid

10.2.6 Grid Data Files


MOHID ASCII Grid Data files relate 2D or 3D information to a grid. Grid data is stored in an ASCII text file and has multiple and flexible formatting options. Grid Data files are used to store one value per grid cell (for example for bathymetry, topography).

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MOHID ASCII Grid Data Files contain the same section like Grid files (header section and grid spacing section) plus an additional data section. The data section contains the values of the Grid Data. The data is stored inside a block defined by the following keywords: <BeginGridData2D> and <EndGridData2D>. Note that these keywords are case sensitive. It is possible to specify the values by giving a list of all values of all the grid cells. Each value must be stored in a single line. The values are read from the lower left corner to the upper right corner of the grid that is values reading is done by row-column order. The first grid data values are read in the following order: (ILB, JLB), (ILB, JLB+1), (ILB, JUB), (ILB+1, JLB), , (IUB, JUB-1), (IUB, JUB). Note that the index i refers to the Y-axis and the j index to the X-Axis. In this case, if you have a (IUB x JUB) grid then the list must have (IUB x JUB) values. NOTE: More information about MOHID Grid Data files can be found on the following link: http://www.mohid.com/wiki/index.php?title=Grid_Data

10.2.7 Drainage Network Files


MOHID ASCII Drainage Network Files are used to stores information about drainage network. The organization of this file is divided into blocks defining single nodes and blocks of defining links between nodes. Single node blocks contain information related to each node which makes part of the drainage network. Single nodes blocks are delimited by the <BeginNode> and <EndNode> blocks.

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Figure 10-7: Example Node Definition

Links between nodes are defined by blocks delimited by <BeginReach> and <EndReach> blocks.

Figure 10-8: Example Reach Definition

Due to the complexity of these files, it is recommended to generate these files with MOHID Studios Watershed delineation tool. NOTE: More information about MOHID Drainage Network files can be found on the following link: http://www.mohid.com/wiki/index.php?title=Drainage_network

10.2.8 Time Series Files


MOHID ASCII Time series files are used to store information varying in time. These files serve as input and as output for the MOHID numerical programs. MOHID ASCII Time Series files should contains have an extension *.sr* (e.g. *.srh, *.srm, etc). Time Series files have a header section containing general definition about the series (location, time units, and name) and data section. The header section must define the following keywords: NAME Name of the Station to which the series belong; COORD_X X Coordinate of the station; COORD_Y Y Coordinate of the station; SERIES_INITIAL_DATA - definition of the series initial data; TIME_UNITS Time units in which the data is given;

The data section is defined inside a block defined by the tags <BeginTimeSerie> and <EndTimeSerie>. Inside the block data is formatted into columns separated by blank spaces. The leftmost column defines the accumulated time, in the time units defined in the header section and starting from the time series initial date, also defined in the

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header section. The number of columns is limited by the default number of characters allowed in one single line, which are 256. In order to read the properties (e.g. temperature, salinity, wind speed, etc) associated to a certain column, a header line must be present on the line just above the <BeginTimeSerie> tag. The number of properties names in this header line must be equal to the number of columns in the data section including the accumulated time column. The names must be separated by blank spaces, thus properties names with blank spaces are not allowed. Blank spaces of properties must be replaced by an underscore. The Figure 10-9 shows an example of a simple time series file with one column and in the Figure 10-10 it is possible to see an advanced example.

Figure 10-9: Example MOHID ASCII Time Series file (simple)

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Figure 10-10: Example MOHID ASCII Time Series File (advanced)

10.3 XML Files


10.3.1 Introduction
MOHID Studio uses XML files to store data of many kinds. Many of these files are for internal use only and are not described here. XML Files suitable to be edited are XML files which contain geometry information. These are described along the next subsections.

10.3.2 XML Named Points Files


XML named points files are used to store named points and can be generated with MOHID Studios tools. An example of a XML Named point file is shown in Figure 10-11.

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Figure 10-11: A XML Named Point File

10.3.3 XML Named Lines Files


XML named lines files are used to store named lines and can be generated with MOHID Studios tools. An example of a XML Named Line file is shown in Figure 10-12.

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Figure 10-12: A XML Named Line File

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XML named polygon files are used to store named polygons and can be generated with MOHID Studios tools. An example of a XML Named Polygon file is shown in Figure 10-13.

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Figure 10-13: A XML Named Polygon File

10.4 Other Formats


10.4.1 HDF Files
HDF5 is a general purpose library and file format for storing scientific data. It is the standard input/output format of spatial and/or temporal data sets in MOHID. Through MOHID Studios integrated map engine it is possible to visualize data contained in HDF files. Besides this, MOHID Studio includes tools to manipulate HDF Files and export data from HDF files to other formats. HDF5 itself does not define a standard of how to georeference data sets, nor how to time reference data sets. In order to overcome this lack of definition, MOHID defines some special rules how data inside a HDF file should be organized, in order to be MOHID-HDF. For more information about this subject can be found at the following link: http://www.mohid.com/wiki/index.php?title=HDF_file

MOHIDs modules produce HDF files which contain: (i) polygon (grid data) based data sets, (ii) drainage network based information and (iii) lagrangian (particle) based data sets.

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The ESRI Shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by ESRI as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among ESRI and other software products. MOHID Studio is able to disable data contained in ESRI Shapefiles. Some MOHID Studio tools are based on ESRI Shapefiles and through file conversion it is possible to convert between ERSI Shapefiles and other file formats.

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