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CHE RG is a group of researchers from the University of Porto who works climate, health and environment, under the coordination of the Professor Ana Monteiro from the Geography Department of the Faculty of Arts from the University of Porto (Portugal).

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undergoing projects

 2010/ --- Instrumental park for climatic monitoring in Bairro da Bouça and Fernão Magalhães.
Applied Climatology, Bouça, Fernão Magalhães, Bioclimatic Comfort, Urban Environment




Ana Monteiro, Mário Almeida, Carlos Sousa, Sara Velho, Luís Fonseca 

The installation of the instrumental park for climate monitoring at the Bouça Neighbourhood and at one building located at Fernão Magalhães street has begun on March 2010. Thus, 16 Tinytag sensors were installed, on both places, registering values for Temperature (ºC) and Relative Humidity (RH).

At the Neighbourhood of Bouça eight sensors were installed (four outdoor sensors and four indoor). All the sensors were programmed to perform hourly records for T ºC (max. and min.) and RH (max. and min.) every 60 minutes. The outdoor sensors were placed on the coverage of the buildings, looking forward to evaluate the effect from diverse orientations. The indoor sensors were placed in two houses from two resident socioeconomic groups and were both placed at the living rooms.

At the building of Fernão Magalhães street, the Tower from the Welfare Safe of the Ministry of Finance, with fifteen floors, eight sensors were installed with hourly records for T ºC (max. and min.) and RH (max. and min.). From these, four sensors were placed on outdoor conditions in the apartments (balconies oriented facing South and East) and the remaining four, inside the same apartments.
The simultaneous monitoring of these two places has been supporting the research under the scope of applied climatology, bioclimatology, bioclimatic comfort, bioclimatic architecture and health.