The cost and effort of installing and maintaining an automatic weather station (AWS) on a glacier may be mitigated by the possibility of gathering sensor data in near real-time, and of controlling and programming the station remotely. In this paper we report our experience with upgrading an existing AWS, operating over an Italian glacier, from a mere datalogger into a networked sensing station. Design choices, energy constraints and power-aware programming of the station determined by harsh environment are discussed. Deployment operations and results are described. The upgraded AWS provides low-power connectivity from a remote location and is able to serve as a base station for a wireless sensor network working in the glacier.
|Autori:||Abbate S; Avvenuti M; Carturan L; Cesarini D|
|Titolo:||Deploying a Communicating Automatic Weather Station on an Alpine Glacier|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.procs.2013.06.170|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|