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Sensor Network

Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis

  1. Zhengyuan Zhu

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn059

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Zhu, Z. 2013. Sensor Network. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.

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  1. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article provides an introduction to sensor networks. A brief history of the development of sensor networks is given, followed by some examples of environmental sensor networks. Issues in sensor network design and data collection are discussed, along with pertinent references


  • wireless sensor network;
  • sensor network design;
  • approximate data collection;
  • environmental monitoring;
  • environmental sensor networks;
  • spatial sampling design