Unique ID: WB51

Division: Urban, Rural, and Social Development
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: July 23rd 2019
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Using data from cell phone networks to measure rainfall in data scarce context

Using data from cell phone networks to measure rainfall in data scarce context

SDG: 02 - Zero Hunger11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities13 - Climate Action

Recent research in Europe and Africa has shown that the attenuation of the electromagnetic signal between cell phone towers which is caused by rainfall can be used for measuring precipitation and are especially useful in areas where few or no radars or rain gauges are available.

The objective of this work is to modify the algorithm elaborated in other countries in order to make it applicable to the Caribbean context and integrate the obtained information with the measured data from the weather stations.

This data shall then be used in the lending operations for designing risk reduction measures such as early warning systems, flood mitigation measures, design of bridges, culverts and drainage systems etc.

Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: international organization
Region: Latin America & the Caribbean
Country Area: Colombia, Haiti
Id Country Regional: country
SDG Indicators
SDG Indicators
SDG Comments: 2.4, 11b, 13.2, 13.3, 13b
SDG: 02 - Zero Hunger11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities13 - Climate Action
Other
Other
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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