Accurate and early detection of Localized Heavy Rain by integrating multivendor sensors in various installation environments

K. Hiroi, Yoshihito Seto, Futoshi Matsumoto, Yuzo Taenaka, Hideya Ochiai, Haruo Ando, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Masaya Nakayama, Hideki Sunahara

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Abstract

In this study, we focus on the accurate and early prediction of Localized Heavy Rain (LHR) using multiple sensors. Traditional sensors, such as rain gauges and radar, cannot detect LHR until cumulonimbus clouds cover the sensors. In contrast, Surface Meteorological Monitoring Networks (SMMNs) can accurately measure rainfall in the vicinity of the sensors, thereby detecting LHR earlier than traditional sensors. By evenly placing the sensors around a large city, a SMMN should be useful in predicting LHR. However, since most sensors are placed in a different installation environment, their raw sensor data may significantly differ depending on their surrounding environment (i.e., altitude and sky view factor). Therefore, we propose a calibration scheme for a SMMN that utilizes many sensors in various installation environments and implement a novel LHR prediction system that produces accurate and early LHR predictions. Our system proved to accurately predict LHR 30 minutes earlier than traditional schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 2013 Nov 42013 Nov 6

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Other12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period13/11/413/11/6

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hiroi, K., Seto, Y., Matsumoto, F., Taenaka, Y., Ochiai, H., Ando, H., ... Sunahara, H. (2013). Accurate and early detection of Localized Heavy Rain by integrating multivendor sensors in various installation environments. In IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings [6688472] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688472

Accurate and early detection of Localized Heavy Rain by integrating multivendor sensors in various installation environments. / Hiroi, K.; Seto, Yoshihito; Matsumoto, Futoshi; Taenaka, Yuzo; Ochiai, Hideya; Ando, Haruo; Yokoyama, Hitoshi; Nakayama, Masaya; Sunahara, Hideki.

IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings. 2013. 6688472.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hiroi, K, Seto, Y, Matsumoto, F, Taenaka, Y, Ochiai, H, Ando, H, Yokoyama, H, Nakayama, M & Sunahara, H 2013, Accurate and early detection of Localized Heavy Rain by integrating multivendor sensors in various installation environments. in IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings., 6688472, 12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States, 13/11/4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688472
Hiroi K, Seto Y, Matsumoto F, Taenaka Y, Ochiai H, Ando H et al. Accurate and early detection of Localized Heavy Rain by integrating multivendor sensors in various installation environments. In IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings. 2013. 6688472 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688472
Hiroi, K. ; Seto, Yoshihito ; Matsumoto, Futoshi ; Taenaka, Yuzo ; Ochiai, Hideya ; Ando, Haruo ; Yokoyama, Hitoshi ; Nakayama, Masaya ; Sunahara, Hideki. / Accurate and early detection of Localized Heavy Rain by integrating multivendor sensors in various installation environments. IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings. 2013.
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