ASAP Reservoir is a tool for producing hydrodynamic and water quality forecasts for lakes and reservoirs. The tool is based on a coupled hydrodynamic-ecosystem model forced with a 16-day weather forecast. The tool can be linked to ASAP Rural to account for changes in inflow discharge and nutrient loads during the forecast window.
The core concept of ASAP Reservoir is to automate all steps required for an operational hydrodynamic-ecological forecast for a reservoir or lake at any location in the world. The software workflow is designed around the state-of-the-art WET model (http://www.wet.au.dk), and the globally available GFS 16-day forecast data (Global Forecast system). Adaptation to other forecast data sources can also be made upon request.
As a user of ASAP, you do not need to install any software, or make any customizations – you simply login to get access to your forecast site, which updates automatically, and you have the option to interact with the forecasts, e.g. for setting custom warning levels for temperature, algal levels etc. You can either provide an already existing WET case, which can readily be plugged into ASAP, or you can also ask our experts to set up a WET model for your chosen site.
Once a model is plugged into the ASAP Reservoir system, the following workflow can be completed:
With ASAP Reservoir you can:
get important information about your lake or reservoir in real-time and for the coming days
improve your decision making to safegaurd your water resource
increase staff and public safety and awareness