Published May 25, 2022 | Version v1.01
Dataset Open

Urban form data for climate modelling: Sydney at 300 m resolution derived from building-resolving and 2 m land cover datasets

  • 1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
  • 2. ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
  • 3. Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
  • 4. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Description

Sydney morphology and land surface dataset

This dataset for Sydney, Australia, represents land cover, building morphology, vegetation morphology and other parameters appropriate for input into local or mesoscale urban climate models.

The dataset is provided in netCDF4 and GeoTiff formats.

Associated manuscript:

A transformation in city-descriptive input data for urban climate models

Citation for the open dataset:
 - Lipson, M., Nazarian, N., Hart, M. A., Nice, K. A., and Conroy, B.: Urban form data for climate modelling: Sydney at 300 m resolution derived from building-resolving and 2 m land cover datasets (v1.01), https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6579061, 2022.

Citation for the associated manuscript:
- Lipson, M. J., Nazarian, N., Hart, M. A., Nice, K. A., and Conroy, B.: A Transformation in City-Descriptive Input Data for Urban Climate Models, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.866398, 2022.

Location of associated processing code:
 - https://github.com/matlipson/geoscape_processing_public.git

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) and Geoscape Australia for 
providing the datasets necessary for this study, drawing on Geoscape Buildings, Surface Cover and Trees datasets, 
© Geoscape Australia, 2020: https://geoscape.com.au/legal/data-copyright-and-disclaimer/.  
This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science 
(grant CE110001028), the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (grant CE170100023). 

 

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Funding

ARC Centres of Excellence - Grant ID: CE170100023 CE170100023
Australian Research Council

References

  • A transformation in city-descriptive input data for urban climate models