This paper aims to provide a technical insight into the sensors and systems used to monitor and forecast certain natural hazards.
Following a short introduction, this paper describes the systems used to monitor and forecast earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornadoes. The sensors used in these systems are considered in detail and some experimental techniques are also discussed.
Numerous national and global systems are used to monitor and predict natural hazards. A wide range of sensors, together with radars and satellite‐based techniques, play a vital role in these. Many new techniques are under study and the most pressing need is for earthquake prediction.
This paper provides a technical review of the role of sensors in natural hazard monitoring and warning systems.
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