Microwave communication networks as a sustainable tool of rainfall monitoring for agriculture needs in Africa

Naom David, Oliver Gao*, K.K. Kumah, J.C.B. Hoedjes (Contributor), Z. Su (Contributor), Y. Liu

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Abstract

Commercial Microwave Links (CMLs), that provide the underlying framework for data transfer between cellular network base stations have been found effective for monitoring rainfall. Wireless infrastructure of this kind is deployed widely by communication providers across Africa and can be used as a complementary monitoring device to the sparse proprietary resources that exist currently, and at minimal cost, or as a substitute tool in the many cases where alternatives do not exist. Here we focus on the potential that lies in this novel approach to acquire valuable information required for agricultural needs over the poverty-stricken countries of Africa
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST 2019 - Rodos Palace, Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 4 Sep 20197 Sep 2019
Conference number: 16
https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/38460/16th-international-conference-on-environmental-science-and-technology-cest-2019
https://cest2019.gnest.org/

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST 2019
Abbreviated titleCEST 2019
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period4/09/197/09/19
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    David, N., Gao, O., Kumah, K. K., Hoedjes, J. C. B., Su, Z., & Liu, Y. (2019). Microwave communication networks as a sustainable tool of rainfall monitoring for agriculture needs in Africa. 1-2. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST 2019, Rhodes, Greece. https://doi.org/CEST2019_00547