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GridStix : supporting flood prediction using embedded hardware and next generation grid middleware.

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 0-7695-2593-8

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Abstract

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
ID Code: 8711
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 08 May 2008 12:41
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:44
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/8711

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