Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3922
Talzi, I; Hasler, A; Gruber, S; Tschudin, C (2007). PermaSense: investigating permafrost with a WSN in the Swiss Alps. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors, Cork, Ireland, 25 June 2007 - 26 June 2007, 8-12.
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Currently, there is a lack of stand-alone geo-monitoring systems for harsh environments that are easy to configure, deploy and manage, while at the same time adhering to sciencegrade quality requirements. In a joint computer and geoscience pro ject we have built and deployed a wireless sensor network for measuring permafrost related parameters. Using these high-precision data, geo-scientists will be able to calibrate their heat flux models in order to better predict the stability of steep rock slopes in the alps. In this paper we describe our system from a computer science and system point of view and report on some lessons learned, especially in the domain of sensor design, power-awareness and reliable data flow.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||910 Geography & travel|
|Event End Date:||26 June 2007|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2009 13:55|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2012 12:17|
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