D. Koutsoyiannis, C. Tsolakidis, and N. Mamassis, HYDRA-PC, A data base system for regional hydrological data management, Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Advances in Water Resources Technology, Athens, 551–557, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.4954.3921, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1991.
Recent improvements of personal computer capabilities have facilitated the development of computer programs for hydrological data management and processing in order to take maximum advantage of the available hydrological information. In this paper a software package (HYDRA-PC, Hydrological Data Retrieval and Analysis for personal Computers) developed for the processing and analysis of daily and hourly hydrometeorological data is presented. The package is made of a number of executable programs and database files. For every hydrometeorological station, the database includes daily and hourly measurements as well as information on the station's peculiarities, quality and accuracy of measurements for an unlimited time period. HYDRA-PC's main characteristics are the rapid entry, updating, retrieval and primary processing of data as well as efficient computer memory and disk usage with the application of special computer programming techniques. The program operates in Greek language and is designed to accommodate the peculiarities of the data collection network (gross inaccuracies in data collection, river stage - discharge instabilities) often encountered in Greece.