The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN), a University of California San Diego partnership project led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, supports Internet-data applications in the research, education, and public safety realms.

HPWREN functions as a collaborative, Internet-connected cyberinfrastructure. The project supports a high-bandwidth wireless backbone and access data network in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties in areas that are typically not well-served by other technologies to reach the Internet. This includes backbone locations, typically sited on mountain tops, to connect often hard-to-reach areas in the remote Southern California back country.

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Web camera image of a frosty morning on Volcan Mountain south Feb 19, 2018

Monitoring the Health of the Upper San Diego River

March 15, 2018

By Trent Biggs, San Diego State University

The Upper San Diego River Watershed is the largest source of local water supply in San Diego County, and its creeks drain into El Capitan Reservoir. The streams and creeks that drain into the Reservoir are relatively healthy but they are under continued threat of degradation from natural and man-made sources. The overall project includes scientific and community engagement activities designed to quantify, protect, and enhance the water quality in the watershed.

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HPWREN Time Lapse Video - Jan 1, 2018 New Year's night west of Mount Woodson

HPWREN Time Lapse or

Live Stream Videos

Fires, weather conditions, flooding, and other public safety conditions are scenarios where real-time sensor data distributions can become important aspects for situational awareness. HPWREN can now provide live feeds from most of its cameras, in addition to the post-processed videos shown at:

Starting at 18:00 on December 31, this 12 hour time lapse animation shows New Year's moon-lit night west of Mount Woodson until 6:00 on January 1. It is sped up about 1,000 times at 17 fps from once-per-minute collected images while using the camera's monochrome imager for higher light sensitivity. The original video is encoded at the full 3072x2048 pixel size. The video consists of 720 individual JPEG images.

HPWREN Web Cameras

Recently completed 360 degree view web cameras on top of Mount Woodson.

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