St. Andrews UHI experiment, December 13, 2007
St. Andrews seen from southeast December 13, 2007.
The general weather
situation, measurement equipment and measurement route
The weather was relatively mild, around 6oC, and the sky almost overcast. Winds were from southwest, about 3-4 m/s.
A thermistor mounted inside a
radiation shield was attached to the roof of a car (c. 1.5 m above terrain), and
temperatures were logged at 5 sec. intervals. The time given in the diagrams
below is according to normal winter zonal time. The measurements were carried
out for a route passing through the city from west to southeast, as shown by
the map below.
is located at 56o20'N
2o50'W, on the east coast of
Map showing location of the measurement route (yellow). The map measures
12 km from west to east. The altitude ranges from 5 to 60 m
asl., highest at the endpoints of the traverse.
of temperature traverse 13. December 2007: Starting in rural landscape west of