Standard Hydrologic Exchange Format (SHEF) for Automated Data Transmission

by Vernon C. Bissell, Natl Weather Service, Northwest, River Forecast Cent, Portland, OR, USA,
Philip A. Pasteris, Natl Weather Service, Northwest, River Forecast Cent, Portland, OR, USA,
Dave Portin, Natl Weather Service, Northwest, River Forecast Cent, Portland, OR, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development

Abstract: The Standard Hydrologic Exchange Format (SHEF) is a standardized system of encoding data transmissions for both manual and automated processing. SHEF features include (a) readability by man and machine, (b) wide variety of data types supported, (c) flexible time identification, and (d) use of SI or English units. SHEF is now being implemented nationally. Operational hydrometeorological networks and reporting systems have seen rapid expansion in the last ten years. It is important that capabilities to reasonably encode, transmit, and store data and processed products keep pace with abilities to collect and generate such information.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Hydrologic data | Power transmission | Automation | Hydrometeorology | Data collection | Equipment and machinery

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