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On the powerful use of simulations in the quake-catcher network to efficiently position low-cost earthquake sensors

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DOI: 10.1109/eScience.2011.19

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Abstract

The Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) uses low-cost sensors connected to volunteer computers across the world to monitor seismic events. The location and density of these sensors' placement can impact the accuracy of the event detection. Because testing different special arrangements of new sensors could disrupt the currently active project, this would best be accomplished in a simulated environment. This paper presents an accurate and efficient framework for simulating the low cost QCN sensors and identifying their most effective locations and densities. Results presented show how our simulations are reliable tools to study diverse scenarios under different geographical and infrastructural constraints. ?? 2011 IEEE.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
On the powerful use of simulations in the quake-catcher network to efficiently position low-cost earthquake sensors
ISBN:
9780769545974
DOI:
10.1109/eScience.2011.19
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings - 2011 7th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2011
First page:
77
Last page:
84
Number of Pages:
8
Conference Title:
7th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2011
Conference Location:
Stockholm
Conference Date:
5 December 2011 through 8 December 2011