Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Brief communication
31 Mar 2023
Brief communication |  | 31 Mar 2023

Brief communication: The potential use of low-cost acoustic sensors to detect rainfall for short-term urban flood warnings

Nadav Peleg, Herminia Torelló-Sentelles, Grégoire Mariéthoz, Lionel Benoit, João P. Leitão, and Francesco Marra

Data sets

Rainfall data monitored by acoustic sensors in Zurich and Milan during spring and summer 2022 Nadav Peleg and Herminia Torelló-Sentelles

Short summary
Floods in urban areas are one of the most common natural hazards. Due to climate change enhancing extreme rainfall and cities becoming larger and denser, the impacts of these events are expected to increase. A fast and reliable flood warning system should thus be implemented in flood-prone cities to warn the public of upcoming floods. The purpose of this brief communication is to discuss the potential implementation of low-cost acoustic rainfall sensors in short-term flood warning systems.
Final-revised paper