Data generated by CLARITY

Crowdsourced microclimate records collected at or around outdoor spaces of Venice’s schools, hospitals, University buildings and public parks, on islands and at the mainland, by ground UV recording devices. The generated data consist of the collected daily values of UVR at the recording sites, which will allow for the generation of a record of the local (micro)climate variations for different seasons.

UVR values, both ambiental and personal (individual) were recorded using the (personal) UV dosimeter badges that have been developed to support studies relating UV exposure to human health by Dr Martin Allen (at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand). The performance of the badges relative to standard instrumentation has also been assessed here.

The list of recording sites and data archive are provided in the readme files of archives given at this page. Each dataset consists of UVR records made at 60s or even 8s intervals. Headers of .DAT files provided give details on the recording intervals.  

For more information about data, recording methods and devices see the first version of the Data Management Plan.

Observational data collected outside of CLARITY

European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme funded project PREFACE dataset, consisting of the reconstructed, observed and simulated records and parameters extracted from existing climate databases focusing on the Equatorial Atlantic (see 

Other publicly available climate data records, such as the HadCRUT and NASA GISS portals, the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly the National Climatic Data Center, NCDC) Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN, at GHCN data portal), International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere (ICOADS) Data Set, at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) Climate Explorer web-application.

UVR exposure datasets

when using data please cite 

Allen MW, Swift N, Nield K.M, Liley B, McKenzie RL (2020) Use of Electronic UV Dosimeters in Measuring Personal UV Exposures and Public Health Education. Atmosphere 11, 744,

Blesić S, Stratimirović Dj, Ajtić J, Wright C, Allen M (2016) Novel approach to analysing large data sets of personal sun exposure measurements. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 26, 613-620,

and please acknowledge EU funding for data collection by using the following statement:

"The UVR records are collected as a part of a project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement N° 701785."

file zipSanta Elena ambient UVR
continuous UVR recording at the island of Santa Elena (Venice) site (start date September 15, 2017)
2.40 M
file zipcrowdsourced ambient UVR data
schools and public places in Venice and Veneto region
872 K
file ziprecorded pUVR data
sunny days of Venetian tourists
234 K