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Paper ID: 1504

An Intelligent and Adaptable Grid-based Flood Monitoring and Warning System
Danny,Hughes Phil,Greenwood Gordon,Blair Geoff,Coulson Florian,Pappenberger Paul,Smith Keith,Beven

Appeared in: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Conference 2006 website: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2006/
Page Numbers:53 - 61
Publisher: National e-Science Centre
Year: 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0-9553988-0-0
Contributing Organisation(s):
Field of Science: e-Science

URL: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2006/proceedings/papers/639.pdf

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: e-Science, AHM 2006


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