Hughes, Daniel and Greenwood, Philip and Blair, Gordon and Pappenberger, Florian and Coulson, Geoffrey and Smith, Paul and Beven, Keith (2006) An intelligent and adaptable grid-based flood monitoring and warning system. In: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2006. National E-Science Centre, Edinburgh, pp. 53-60. ISBN 9780955398810Full text not available from this repository.
Flooding is a growing problem in the UK. It has a significant effect on residents, businesses and commuters in flood-prone areas. The cost of damage caused by flooding correlates closely with the warning time given before a flood event, and this makes flood monitoring and prediction critical to minimizing the cost of flood damage. This paper describes a wireless sensor network for flood warning which is not only capable of integrating with remote fixed-network grids for computationally-intensive flood modeling purposes, but is also capable of performing on-site flood modeling by organising itself as a 'local grid'. The combination of these two modes of grid computation-local and remote-yields significant benefits. For example, local computation can be used to provide timely warnings to local stakeholders, and a combination of local and remote computation can inform adaptation of the sensor network to maintain optimal performance in changing environmental conditions.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2012 09:47|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2015 07:04|
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