Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. Second International Conference, InterSol 2018, Kigali, Rwanda, March 24–25, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

An Internet of Things Infrastructure for Rainfall Monitoring in Dakar

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98878-8_17,
        author={Abdoulaye Kama and Cheikh Fall and Mamadou Drame and Moussa Diallo},
        title={An Internet of Things Infrastructure for Rainfall Monitoring in Dakar},
        proceedings={Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. Second International Conference, InterSol 2018, Kigali, Rwanda, March 24--25, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERSOL},
        year={2018},
        month={9},
        keywords={Internet of Things Rainfall monitoring Connected rain gauge Automatic weather station Real-time observations},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98878-8_17}
    }
    
  • Abdoulaye Kama
    Cheikh Fall
    Mamadou Drame
    Moussa Diallo
    Year: 2018
    An Internet of Things Infrastructure for Rainfall Monitoring in Dakar
    INTERSOL
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98878-8_17
Abdoulaye Kama1,*, Cheikh Fall1, Mamadou Drame1, Moussa Diallo1
  • 1: Université Cheikh Anta DIOP (UCAD)
*Contact email: abdoulaye.kama@ucad.edu.sn

Abstract

Rainfall is a very important climatic phenomenon for the Sahelian economies. In Senegal, it has a very tremendous impact on agriculture and human life, which justifies the need for effective monitoring systems. In fact, the country has been experienced number of extreme events such as floods and public health problems. Despite the efforts made, it remains challenging to have real-time observations, which impact directly forecasts quality. In addition, systems used are not efficient and they are often expensive for implementation and deployment throughout the country. In this paper, we present an automatic rainfall station adapted. A prototype has been designed and implemented to ensure the reliability and availability of data in real time. In addition, a validation study is carried out in order to know its performances. For this, the designed prototype is installed on the same site near an approved industrial station, between July 1st and October 31st, 2017. The comparison between obtained results of these two stations is very satisfactory with a correlation of 99%.