BBC: A network of remote weather stations in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta is allowing scientists to monitor the unpredictable mountain environment for the early warning signs of life-threatening floods or landslides without having to leave their desks.
New technology has enabled the solar-powered weather stations to be connected through the mobile phone network, so scientists can watch for events such as chunks of ice falling off glaciers, which might trigger a catastrophic event. They are also using other technologies such as 3D imaging and time-lapse photography.
Data collected by the network is being compared to historical data to better understand the early warning signs of disaster. Read more here.