Oslo UHI experiment, 3. September 2007
The general weather
situation, measurement equipment and measurement route
The weather was relatively warm, partly overcast, with westerly winds, about 4-5 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 logges at 5 sec. intervals. The time given in the diagrams below are according to normal winter zonal time. The measurements were carried out for two routes, passing through the city, but beginning and ending outside the city in the open, rural landscape:
geographical location of the two measurement routes is shown in the map below. Oslo
is the capital of
Map showing location of the two measurement runs. RUN 1 is the southern route from west towards east, while RUN 2 is the northern route from east towards west. The map measures 30 km from west to east. The altitude ranges from about 150 and 180 m asl., at the western and eastern endpoint, respectively, and about 5 m asl. near the coast.
Run 1. Starting in open landscape in upper Sørkedalen, passing through southern Oslo, and ending in open landscape northeast of Oslo.
Run 2. Starting in open landscape northeast of Oslo, passing through northern Oslo, and ending in open landscape at the head of Sørkedalen.