Rainfall and streamflow sensor network design: A review of applications, classification, and a proposed framework

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

36 Citations (Scopus)
129 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Sensors and sensor networks play an important role in decision-making related to water quality, operational streamflow forecasting, flood early warning systems, and other areas. In this paper we review a number of existing applications and analyse a variety of evaluation and design procedures for sensor networks with respect to various criteria. Most of the existing approaches focus on maximising the observability and information content of a variable of interest. From the context of hydrological modelling only a few studies use the performance of the hydrological simulation in terms of output discharge as a design criterion. In addition to the review, we propose a framework for classifying the existing design methods, and a generalised procedure for an optimal network design in the context of rainfall-runoff hydrological modelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3071-3091
Number of pages21
JournalHydrology and Earth System Sciences
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2017

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Rainfall and streamflow sensor network design: A review of applications, classification, and a proposed framework'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this