Natural Disaster and Environmental Threat Monitoring System: Design and Implementation
Nowadays, climate change is mainly caused by human activities. As a consequence, natural disasters such as flooding, storm, and drought are attacking people at high frequency and extreme damage. In addition, many megacities have been facing the rapid urbanization problem of the increase in carbon emission, noise, dust, and temperature that seriously impacts on the living conditions of the people. In this paper, we design and implement a monitoring system for early detecting and warning the natural disasters and the environmental threats of the rapid urbanization in two typical provinces in the Central Vietnam, i.e., Quang Nam and Da Nang. The system will sense, communicate, store, process, and display the important information including precipitation, wind speed and direction, water level, and landslide/earthquake in Quang Nam and CO\(_2\) emission, temperature, dust, and noise in Da Nang. The experimental results can help the local government and citizens with better management of natural disasters and environmental threats in the future.
KeywordsClimate change Natural disaster and environmental management Wireless monitoring system Wireless sensor network
This work is supported in part by Newton Prize 2017 and by a Research Environment Links grant, ID 339568416, under the Newton Programme Vietnam partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit www.newtonfund.ac.uk.
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