An experiment with reflective middleware to support grid-based flood monitoring
Hughes, Danny × Greenwood, Phil Coulson, Geoff Blair, Gordon Pappenberger, Florian Smith, Paul Beven, Keith #
John Wiley & Sons
Concurrency and computation vol:20 issue:11 pages:1303-1316
Flooding is a growing problem, which affects more than 10% of the U.K. population. The cost of damage caused by flooding correlates closely with the warning time given before a flood event, making flood monitoring and prediction critical to minimizing the cost of flood damage. This paper describes a wireless sensor network (WSN) for flood warning, which is capable of not only integrating with remote fixed-network grids for computationally intensive flood modelling purposes but also performing on-site grid computation. This functionality is supported by the reflective and component-based GridKit middleware, which provides support for both WSN and grid application domains.