What Would a Reusable Meteorology Component for Environmental Models Look Like

  • C. R. Maul
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 39)


The architecture of a reusable software component is introduced that provides meteorology information. It will provide temperature, radiation, precipitation, evaporation, humidity, wind speed and hydrological events for environmental software systems. The component will be implemented as a JavaBean with XML (Extendible Markup Language) documentation. It will also be able to process forecast data and to disaggregate these data into discrete single weather events. The structure and the behaviour of the component are displayed using ‘Unified Modelling Language’ (UML) [2] with class and sequence diagrams. Some advantages of the approach are platform independence, robustness, small size, user friendliness and the availability of a large range of past and future meteorology data.

Key words

Software Components UML Java 


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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Maul
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  1. 1.Institute of Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture, (ISIA)TaturaAustralia

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