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Meteorological and Ancillary Data Resources for Climate Research in Urban Areas

Department of Aviation, “Henri Coandă” Air Force Academy, 500187 Brașov, Romania
National Meteorological Administration, 013686 Bucharest, Romania
Torrential Watershed Management Unit, Brașov Station, National Research and Development Institute in Forestry ”Marin Drăcea”, 500040 Brașov, Romania
Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 023993 Bucharest, Romania
Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, 030018 Bucharest, Romania
Doctoral School of Sciences, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania
Center for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, University of Bucharest, 1 Bd. Nicolae Balcescu, 010041 Bucharest, Romania
Remote Sensing Department, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE2000, 77125 Măgurele, Romania
Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, 77125, Măgurele, Romania
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Climate 2020, 8(3), 37;
Received: 15 January 2020 / Revised: 18 February 2020 / Accepted: 20 February 2020 / Published: 25 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Climate and Adaptation Tools)
An increasing plethora of both meteorological and ancillary data are presently available for climate research and applications in urban areas. The data are often held by local or national institutions (i.e., meteorological services, universities or environmental agencies). This paper outlines a total number of 33 datasets, organized into three main categories of meteorological data resources (14 datasets) and four categories of ancillary data resources (19 datasets), selected for their potential to support urban climate studies, but also for their free accessibility. Such a collection cannot be exhaustive, but we aim to draw the attention of the scientific community to relevant datasets, freely available at temporal and spatial resolutions appropriate for urban climatology. Each dataset contains information about its availability, limitations, and examples of research in urban areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban climate; open data; data sources; urban climate monitoring urban climate; open data; data sources; urban climate monitoring
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Cheval, S.; Micu, D.; Dumitrescu, A.; Irimescu, A.; Frighenciu, M.; Iojă, C.; Tudose, N.C.; Davidescu, Ș.; Antonescu, B. Meteorological and Ancillary Data Resources for Climate Research in Urban Areas. Climate 2020, 8, 37.

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