Interactive visualization and app development for precipitation data in sub-saharan africa

Divydharshini Karthikeyan, Sudha Shah, Aparna S. Varde, Clement Alo

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Abstract

Precipitation plays a highly significant part in the hydrological cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the freshwater on earth. It can also impact the climate ecosystem. Considerable work has been performed to understand, model and predict precipitation. However, to the best of our knowledge, hardly any interactive visualizations exist that allow end-users to obtain a better perception of local impacts; also there are no specific apps for this purpose. The two goals of our work are thus: to design a visualization tool that illustrates changes in precipitation in a given time period with analysis; and to design a mobile application (app) that displays Sub-Saharan precipitation patterns, both using big data. This work would be advantageous to environmental scientists, as well as local residents of the respective areas. It would also be beneficial to students interested in conducting climate-based research. It addresses the theme of IoT (Internet of Things) which involves providing ubiquitous access to Internet-Based information on platforms such as smartphones and other mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEMTRONICS 2020 - International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, Proceedings
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul, Bob Gill, Malay Gangopadhyay, Sanghamitra Poddar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728196152
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Event2020 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2020 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 Sep 202012 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameIEMTRONICS 2020 - International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period9/09/2012/09/20

Keywords

  • Android App
  • Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Internet of Things

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