Articles | Volume 26, issue 18
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Opinion article
29 Sep 2022
Opinion article |  | 29 Sep 2022

HESS Opinions: Participatory Digital eARth Twin Hydrology systems (DARTHs) for everyone – a blueprint for hydrologists

Riccardo Rigon, Giuseppe Formetta, Marialaura Bancheri, Niccolò Tubini, Concetta D'Amato, Olaf David, and Christian Massari


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-644', Markus Hrachowitz, 04 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Riccardo Rigon, 16 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-644', Uwe Ehret, 15 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Riccardo Rigon, 16 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Apr 2022) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Riccardo Rigon on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jul 2022) by Erwin Zehe
RR by Uwe Ehret (02 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish as is (06 Sep 2022) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Riccardo Rigon on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The Digital Earth (DE) metaphor is very useful for both end users and hydrological modelers. We analyse different categories of models, with the view of making them part of a Digital eARth Twin Hydrology system (called DARTH). We also stress the idea that DARTHs are not models in and of themselves, rather they need to be built on an appropriate information technology infrastructure. It is remarked that DARTHs have to, by construction, support the open-science movement and its ideas.
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