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06 - Heat monitoring network Bern

Urban Climate Analysis

Since summer 2018, the Climatology Group of the Institute of Geography (University of Bern) measured air temperatures at 10 minutes intervals using 85 low-cost sensors placed in a radiation shield across the city of Bern. Due to the passive ventilation of the radiation shield, a radiative error is likely to occur during periods of high solar irradiance and low wind speeds. In order to assess the magnitude of this radiative bias, reference measurements at three professional weather stations were performed. However, we still do not know how large the error is at the remaining stations of the monitoring network. The goal of this challenge would thus be to develop a transfer function based on biases and meteorological parameters measured at the three reference stations, as well as land-cover data and building geometry data in order to correct for the estimated radiative bias of each station of the monitoring network.

The challenge:

The goal of this challenge would thus be to develop a transfer function based on biases and meteorological parameters measured at the three reference stations, as well as land-cover data and building geometry data in order to correct for the estimated radiative bias of each station of the monitoring network.

Link to the project:

https://www.geography.unibe.ch/research/climatology_group/research_projects/urban_climate_bern/index_eng.html

Data Sources:

  • Raw temperature data of all stations of the monitoring network
  • Meteorological parameters measured at the three reference stations
  • Land-cover data
  • Building geometry data

Worked on documentation

04.02.2021 09:00 ~ Maud

Team forming

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23.01.2021 15:32

Project started

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23.01.2021 15:32
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