Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 415–423, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-415-2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 415–423, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-415-2016

Review article 19 Sep 2016

Review article | 19 Sep 2016

In situ air temperature and humidity measurements over diverse land covers in Greenbelt, Maryland, November 2013–November 2015

Mark L. Carroll et al.

Data sets

Meteorology data Beltsville Agricultural Research Center http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/weather/ba-weather-3.html

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Short summary
As climate changes around the world it becomes increasingly important to understand how the built environment handles heating and cooling even on a localized basis. This study employed a dozen sensors placed on seven different types of surfaces (natural and built) to develop an understanding of how these surfaces affect temperatures in a campus setting. The data were collected at 15 min intervals over 2 years and are freely available through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.