For more than 30 years, ERRTS (Event Reporting Radio Telemetry System), commonly known as ALERT (Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time), has provided a ubiquitous real-time monitoring standard radio protocol for hydrologic data transmissions. ALERT has proved invaluable but has limitations; especially during extreme events. ALERT2(™), the next generation protocol for weather data transmission, has been designed to solve these reliability issues. We present the results of the first deployment in Australia of existing ALERT gauging sites leveraging end-to-end the ALERT2 protocol, with quantitative comparisons of ALERT and ALERT2 transmission performance.
South East Queensland ALERT2 Trial – Increased reliability and accuracy of flood warning data
Stewart Neilsen and Mike Zucosky - Seqwater and OneRain Incorporated , 15 November, 2018