About average daily indoor apparent temperature maps

How were the maps created?

Maximum temperature and vapour pressure data are recorded at a network of weather stations across Australia. The data from these weather stations are stored electronically in the Bureau of Meteorology's database called ADAM (Australian Data Archive for Meteorology).

The apparent temperature maps were based on daily maximum temperature and daily vapour pressure data from about 400 weather stations. These daily data were extracted from ADAM and a number of quality control checks were then applied to the data. For example, the data were checked for missing values over the length of the data record.

After the quality checks were applied to the data, monthly and annual averages were calculated for each of the weather stations. An objective analysis technique was then applied to these station values to produce regular gridded datasets (monthly and annual) covering Australia. These grids were then used to produce the apparent temperature grids (monthly and annual).

Finally, the gridded data were visualised in a geographic information system and the colour maps created through this process.

Stations used in the analysis

Daily maximum temperature and daily vapour pressure data from about 400 weather stations across Australia were used to create the apparent temperature maps. These stations are shown in the map below.

recording stations used in the annual and monthly apparent temperature analysis

Apparent temperature metadata

The following metadata summary, and detailed metadata file, provide information about the monthly and annual gridded apparent temperature datasets. For example, information is provided about the format, spatial extents and analysis techniques used to generate the grids.

TITLE: Mean monthly and mean annual apparent temperature gridded datasets.
DESCRIPTION: Mean monthly and mean annual apparent temperature grids. The grids show apparent temperature values across Australia in the form of a two-dimensional array. The mean data are based on the period 1976 to 2005.
CUSTODIAN: Bureau of Meteorology
AVAILABLE FORMAT TYPE(S): ASCII row major, Arc/InfoTM grid export(.e00), Shapefiles.
SCALE/RESOLUTION The resolution of the data is 0.1 degrees (approximately 10km)