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15 MAR 2024 (FRI) 15:00-15:15

Updated: Mar 18

HKU GEOGRAPHY: Monthly Research Talks

Environmental Monitoring:  Low-cost Sensors for Urban Heat Island Studies

Date: 15 MAR 2024 (Friday)

Time: 15:00-15:15 (HKT)

(No registration required)



From mesoscale to microscale meteorological observation, the low-cost environmental sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) have fostered urban big-data collection, advancing research in urban microclimatology and extreme heat resilience-related studies at a rapid pace.  In this presentation, our recent works on the development of a school-based low-cost weather station through STEM initiatives will be showcased, where students integrate the data collected from our DIY low-cost weather instruments with GIS techniques in performing city analytics. The setting of low-cost sensors on the school campus, fieldwork experiment and metadata configurations serve as a testing ground to understand the spatial-temporal variation of heat heterogeneity at their schools and neighbourhoods.

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, HKU



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