brings together meteorological observations of urban areas, as well as modelling data. The framework for LUMA was developed by the Micrometeorology Team of the Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group at the Department of Geography, King’s College London (KCL), UK, with the aim to hold data from various cities across the globe. Initially, observations are available for a variety of sites across London. Access is restricted due to data policy, but with permission you can use certain data-sets.
Here on the LUMA website, we provide meta information, instructions and guidance for the use of LUMA data, using the following structure (see main menu bar):
details about site locations and the instrumentation operated (see main navigation menu).
A table of available variables is provided, sorted by category. (follow link)
For each variable, data availability is listed, separatly by year and processing level (see main navigation manu).
There, data availability is listed by day of year (DOY). The columns names descibe site, instrument or processing procedure (see title, follow link) and temporal resolution (follow link). Data availability is given in number of data points per data, i.e. for a dataset with a resolution of 15 min, the number '96' indicates that no data are missing.
Meta data provide auxilliary informtaion about the LUMA system.
Titles: types of data available, i.e. provide infomration about the instrument and/or processing procedure. (follow link)
Tables: meta tables with auxilliary data about the quality control (follow link), including
Figure: Structure of the LUMA system. Data collection, processing and metadata management are closely linked via standardised automatic procedures and a common code library. This provides all necessary information to the LUMA user, constituting a comprehensive source of information for a variety of urban climate research applications. MDS: Main Data Server; see text for details.