Hughes, D. and Greenwood, P. and Coulson, G. and Blair, G. S. and Pappenberger, F. and Smith, P. and Beven, K. J. (2006) GridStix : supporting flood prediction using embedded hardware and next generation grid middleware. In: International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, 2006. WoWMoM 2006. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 0-7695-2593-8Full text not available from this repository.
The cost of damage caused by flooding is directly related to the warning-time given before a flood occurs. Therefore, improving the coverage, accuracy and reliability of flood prediction systems is of great importance. This paper proposes a novel Grid-based approach to supporting flood prediction through the use of embedded sensor nodes equipped with wireless networking technology. These nodes implement a light-weight Grid capable of collecting and transmitting data gathered by flood sensors for off-site analysis. Additionally, the nodes are capable of performing basic on-site analysis that is used to inform system behavior. The proposed system utilizes Lancaster's next-generation component-based Grid middleware platform 'GridKit', which offers inherent support for reconfiguration, embedded devices and heterogeneous network technologies, making it ideally suited to this application.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Additional Information:||Co-located with WoWMoM, 2006.|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited By:||Ms Margaret Calder|
|Deposited On:||08 May 2008 12:41|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2012 09:22|
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