Air temperature from 21 weather stations, Sydney 2016 to present
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This layer contains air temperature data captured at weather stations across Greater Sydney area. Data was recorded from weather stations specifically designed and constructed for this study. The temperature logger was protected in a timber cage. To monitor temperature continuously in several locations, portability of the instruments with quick set up capacity was of great importance. Therefore, the instruments were fitted on the transportable vertical steel pole.

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Vector Data
heat , aurin , climate , weather
Climatology Meteorology Atmosphere
processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover, weather, climate, atmospheric conditions, climate change, precipitation
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Data Is Updated As Deemed Necessary

To perform measurements of outdoor temperature to understand the pattern of temperature distribution and urban heat island hot spot zones in Sydney.

Temporal Extent
Aug. 25, 2016, 3:59 p.m. - May 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Data Quality
Outdoor temperature was monitored continuously (every 30 minutes) in Greater Sydney area. It covered a large land area from the eastern coastal zone (i.e., Coogee Beach) to the western inland parts, e.g., Penrith and Campbelltown. The weather stations were installed progressively since 2016. Instrumentation consisted of Logtag® TRIX-16 temperature recorders. Each unit operates with internal replaceable battery with a typical use of approximately 2-3 years. The Logtag TRIX-16 temperature recorder features high resolution temperature readings over a measurement range of -40°C to +85°C, with the resolution of 0.1°C and the accuracy of ±0.5°C for temperature between -20°C and +40°C and ±0.7°C for temperature range of +40°C to +60°C. The recording interval was half hourly in this study. LogTag® Analyzer software and reader were used to archive the data and export them to other programs for the purpose of analysis.
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Attribute Name Label Description
SensorID Serial Number of sensor
DateTime Date and time of data recording in UTC
Temp_C Air temperature in degrees Celsius

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