Distributed Sensor Network for meteorological observations and numerical weather Prediction Calculations
Authors: Á. Vas, Á. Fazekas, G. Nagy, L, Tóth
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The prediction of weather generally means the solution of differential equations on the base of the measured initial conditions where the data of close and distant neighboring points are used for the calculations. It requires the maintenance of expensive weather stations and supercomputers. However, if weather stations are not only capable of measuring but can also communicate with each other, then these smart sensors can also be applied to run forecasting calculations. This applies the highest possible level of parallelization without the collection of measured data into one place. Furthermore, if more nodes are involved, the result becomes more accurate, but the computing power required from one node does not increase. Our Distributed Sensor Network for meteorological sensing and numerical weather Prediction Calculations (DSN-PC) can be applied in several different areas where sensing and numerical calculations,
even the solution of differential equations, are needed.