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Citizen science urban microclimate, Sydney and Brisbane
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Abstract

Produced under the Citizen Science Urban Microclimate Project which measures temperature, humidity, wind, solar radiation and other weather parameters. The data is collected by engaging local citizens who are given portable handheld wireless sensors to record information over a two hour session at a selected location. More information about the project is available at https://citizenscienceproject.org.au/.

The purpo...

Publication Date
Type
Vector Data
Keywords
air quality , heat , aurin , weather
Category
Climatology Meteorology Atmosphere
processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover, weather, climate, atmospheric conditions, climate change, precipitation
Regions
Australia
Owner
More info
Edition
1
Purpose

To educate stakeholders about the factors influencing outdoor microclimate, assisting them in understanding, mitigating and adapting to extreme heat and l...

Language
English
Temporal Extent
Dec. 13, 2018, 2:29 p.m. - April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Data Quality
Time of day was not recorded for some readings. These readings have been set arbitrarily to 12 noon local time with a time precision (Time_Prec) of "DAY".
Supplemental Information

The selection of the instruments took into consideration both robustness and low cost, to provide access to as many citizens as possible. In other words, the...

Attribute Name Label Description
State
Council
Site Suburb or specific site (e.g., name of the park)
DateTime Date and time (if recorded) of reading, converted to UTC
TZ_Offset Timezone offset: the timezone in which the date and time were originally recorded, before converting to UTC
Time_Prec Time precision: MINUTE if time was recorded, otherwise DAY
ºC ºC Temperature difference between starting point (reference) and each measurement point
ºC ºC Globe temperature (grey globe)
ºC ºC Air temperature
% % Relative Humidity
m/s m/s Wind Speed
ºC ºC Pavement or sidewalk surface temperature
Sun_Pav 1 = sunlit, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = shaded
Light_pav 1 = light coloured, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = dark
ºC ºC Grass surface temperature
Sun_grass 1 = sunlit, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = shaded
Dry_grass 1= dry grass (i.e., yellow), 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = well irrigated (i.e., green)
ºC ºC Street surface temperature
Sun_St 1 = sunlit, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = shaded
Light_St 1 = light coloured, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = dark
Notes Notes about location, boundary conditions, or data quality
location Point longitude and latitude

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