Volume 19, Issue 4-3, December 2015
DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED URBAN CLIMATE MONITORING SYSTEM IN NOVI SAD (SERBIA)
Authors: Ivan Šećerov, Stevan Savić, Dragan Milošević, Vladimir Marković, Ivana Bajšanski
Abstract: This paper presents development and implementation of an automated urban climate monitoring sys tem in mid-sized European city Novi Sad (Vojvodina, Serbia). The urban climate monitoring network contains 27 stations (25 in urban area and 2 in non-urbanized environment). To determine the repre sentativeness station cites we used Stewart-Oke Local Climate Zones (LCZ) classifcation, authors’ local knowledge and feld surveys to delineate urban area and surrounding environments. For LCZ determi nation we used Lelovics-Gál automated GIS (Geographic Information System) method. Stations meas ure the values and every 10 minutes send the readings related to air temperature, relative humidity, battery voltage, status value and other technical information to the main server. In order for the data stored in database server to be ready for usage in urban climate studies and for an alyzing entire systems’ work, we created Urban Path System tool (UP-SYS_tool) and URBAN-PATH Por tal. Furthermore, the automatic data procession system visualizes the measured values from urban cli mate monitoring network in Novi Sad and informs the citizens about the most recent temperature, relative humidity and thermal comfort measurements. These, in situ measurements should provide long-term time series in order to highlight the thermal dif ferences among different urban structures in city/es (intra-urban and inter-urban comparisons), and contribute to better understanding of urban climate in the urban canopy layer.
Keywords: urban climate, monitoring network, Local Climate Zones, UP-SYS_tool, URBAN-PATH Portal, Novi Sad, Serbia
Article info: 174-183
Received: August 24, 2015 | Revised: September 22, 2015 | Accepted: November 7, 2015