Variability in urban land-use results in microclimatic variability across a city that is not picked up by government weather station networks. Crowdsourced weather stations can fill these gaps.
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This project aims to quantify the disproportionate exposure to urban heat intensity across major Australian cities. Urban heat stress poses a major risk to the health and wellbeing of urban dwellers. Case studies of individual cities suggest that environmental stressors such as urban heat may be unequally distributed across income groups.
This study aims to evaluate the air temperature data crowdsourced from such sensing units, Netatmo’ citizen weather stations (CWS), used at multiple locations around Sydney area and analyse its application for monitoring the urban climate in this region.
PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the representation of realistic urban neighbourhoods in large scale climate modellingApril 29, 2019 10:22 am Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the representation of realistic urban neighbourhoods in large scale climate modelling
This project will apply state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of microscale urban flow such as large eddy simulations to develop a 1-D (multi-layer) model of turbulent flow with detailed parameterisation regarding the role of geometry; surface heating and material; and vegetation.
Urban Climate and Energy Model (UCLEM) is a new climate model focused on Australian conditions that integrates energy use and human behaviour to generate accurate representations of urban climates.
this talk will address methods in which urban microclimatology can be employed as the key tool for a) understanding the pedestrian-/street-scale phenomena and processes, b) providing methodologies for climate-conscious design solutions, and c) informing accurate assessments of mesoscale climate.