Citizen science urban microclimate, Sydney and Brisbane
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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/.


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Vector Data
air quality , air quality , aurin , heat , weather
Climatology Meteorology Atmosphere
processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover, weather, climate, atmospheric conditions, climate change, precipitation
More info

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

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...

Spatial Representation Type
vector data is used to represent geographic data

Layer WMS GetCapabilities document

Attribute Name Label Description
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
deltaT Temperature difference in ºC between starting point (reference) and each measurement point
Tg Globe temperature (grey globe) in ºC
Tair Air temperature in ºC
RH Relative Humidity %
Wind Wind Speed in m/s
Tpav Pavement or sidewalk surface temperature in ºC
Sun_Pav 1 = sunlit, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = shaded
Light_pav 1 = light coloured, 0.5 = intermediate, 0 = dark
Tgrass Grass surface temperature in ºC
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)
T_St Street surface temperature in ºC
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


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