Reventador, 2005: Wireless Array

We present a science-centric evaluation of a 19-day sensor network deployment at Reventador, an active volcano in Ecuador. Each of the 16 sensors continuously sampled seismic and acoustic data at 100 Hz. Nodes used an event-detection algorithm to trigger on interesting volcanic activity and initiate reliable data transfer to the base station. During the deployment, the network recorded 229 earthquakes, eruptions, and other seismoacoustic events.

  • Werner-Allen, G., Lorincz, K., Johnson, J.B., Lees, J.M. and Welsh, M., (2006). Fidelity and Yield in a Volcano Monitoring Sensor Network (OSDI '06), Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 381-396.
  • Lees, J. M. et al. (2008) Reventador Volcano 2005: Eruptive Activity Inferred from Seismo-Acoustic Observation, J. of Volc. and Geoth. Res. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.10.006.
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