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Sensors 2016, 16(10), 1620; doi:10.3390/s16101620

Monitoring Heritage Buildings with Open Source Hardware Sensors: A Case Study of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

Department of Graphic Engineering and Geomatics, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Córdoba 14071, Spain
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Academic Editor: Chelakara S. Subramanian
Received: 12 July 2016 / Revised: 11 September 2016 / Accepted: 25 September 2016 / Published: 29 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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A number of physical factors can adversely affect cultural heritage. Therefore, monitoring parameters involved in the deterioration process, principally temperature and relative humidity, is useful for preventive conservation. In this study, a total of 15 microclimate stations using open source hardware were developed and stationed at the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, which is registered with UNESCO for its outstanding universal value, to assess the behavior of interior temperature and relative humidity in relation to exterior weather conditions, public hours and interior design. Long-term monitoring of these parameters is of interest in terms of preservation and reducing the costs of future conservation strategies. Results from monitoring are presented to demonstrate the usefulness of this system. View Full-Text
Keywords: relative humidity and temperature monitoring; cultural heritage; open source hardware relative humidity and temperature monitoring; cultural heritage; open source hardware
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Mesas-Carrascosa, F.J.; Verdú Santano, D.; Meroño de Larriva, J.E.; Ortíz Cordero, R.; Hidalgo Fernández, R.E.; García-Ferrer, A. Monitoring Heritage Buildings with Open Source Hardware Sensors: A Case Study of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Sensors 2016, 16, 1620.

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