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Enviro-Net: From Networks of Ground-Based Sensor Systems to a Web Platform for Sensor Data Management
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 Earth Sciences Buiding, T6G 2E3, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, 2-32 Athabasca Hall, T6G 2E8, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Received: 22 April 2011; Accepted: 15 June 2011 / Published: 17 June 2011
Abstract: Ecosystems monitoring is essential to properly understand their development and the effects of events, both climatological and anthropological in nature. The amount of data used in these assessments is increasing at very high rates. This is due to increasing availability of sensing systems and the development of new techniques to analyze sensor data. The Enviro-Net Project encompasses several of such sensor system deployments across five countries in the Americas. These deployments use a few different ground-based sensor systems, installed at different heights monitoring the conditions in tropical dry forests over long periods of time. This paper presents our experience in deploying and maintaining these systems, retrieving and pre-processing the data, and describes the Web portal developed to help with data management, visualization and analysis.
Keywords: micro-climate monitoring; phenology monitoring; sensor networks; Web-based sensor data management
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Pastorello, G.Z.; Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A.; Nascimento, M.A. Enviro-Net: From Networks of Ground-Based Sensor Systems to a Web Platform for Sensor Data Management. Sensors 2011, 11, 6454-6479.
Pastorello GZ, Sanchez-Azofeifa GA, Nascimento MA. Enviro-Net: From Networks of Ground-Based Sensor Systems to a Web Platform for Sensor Data Management. Sensors. 2011; 11(6):6454-6479.
Pastorello, Gilberto Z.; Sanchez-Azofeifa, G. Arturo; Nascimento, Mario A. 2011. "Enviro-Net: From Networks of Ground-Based Sensor Systems to a Web Platform for Sensor Data Management." Sensors 11, no. 6: 6454-6479.