Quality-Driven Volcanic Earthquake Detection Using Wireless Sensor Networks

Volcano monitoring is of great interest to public safety and scientific explorations. However, traditional volcanic instrumentation such as broadband seismometers are ex-pensive, power-hungry, bulky, and difficult to install. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) offer the potential to monitor volcanoes at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. However, current volcanic WSN systems often yield poor monitoring quality due to the limited sensing capability of low-cost sensors and unpredictable dynamics of volcanic activities. Moreover, they are designed only for short-term monitoring due to the high energy consumption of centralized data collection.

Provided by: Washington State Taiwan Office Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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