How does a wireless sensor network work?

The following image shows the functionality of a wireless sensor network in the field. Above, the terrain and some of its measureable parameters are shown. The picture below shows the workflow from datacollection to the storing of the datat in the internet, to the final usage and modeling, to get meaningful information out of the collected data.

Technical functionality of a wireless sensor network

1) Environmental monitoring by sensors 2) Datenlogger and telemetry in the field 3) Standardized dataformats in realtime available in the internet 4) OGC Web Service orchestration 5) Realtime modelling and indicatorcreation with distribution of information 6) 72 hours of high resolution weather prediction with direct data processing 7) Automated measurements of water quality