Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2018 vol. 20)
Luiz Filipe M. Vieira , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Marcos Augusto M. Vieira , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Jose Augusto M. Nacif , Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Alex Borges Vieira , Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Underwater sensor networks (USNs) are an emerging research field, with applications ranging from military to environment monitoring. The authors present an innovative USN application: autonomous wireless lake monitoring. Such technology can be applied to monitor lakes, especially for limnology, where scientists determine water quality by measuring environmental variables such as temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen. This application, which can collect and analyze those physical quantities in near real time, could help improve quality of life for humans and prevent ecodisasters.
computerised monitoring, environmental science computing, lakes, wireless sensor networks
L. F. Vieira, M. A. Vieira, J. A. Nacif and A. Borges Vieira, "Autonomous Wireless Lake Monitoring," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 66-75, 2018.