Weather Exposures by Statistical Local Area (SLA) 2001 edition.

This dataset was created to represent human exposures to daily weather (rainfall, temperature, vapour pressure and solar exposure) for populations within Statistical Local Area (SLA) boundaries for use in Environmental Epidemiological studies.The dataset is derived by combining data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Census Spatial Boundaries with the Bureau of Meteorology Australian Water Availability Project (AWAP) Gridded Datasets. The meteorological data are (in some cases) available from January 1980 to the present (allowing for a 2 day lag time from the date of request). The spatial data integration has only been stored for the SLAs from the 2001 census (1995-2012), but programs are available to be applied to other editions of the ASGC (or indeed other spatial boundaries) and periods of time as needed. Please see Related Publication Hanigan I, Hall G, Dear KBG. A comparison of methods for calculating population exposure estimates of daily weather for health research. International Journal of Health Geographics 2006;5(38).
Type
collection
Title
Weather Exposures by Statistical Local Area (SLA) 2001 edition.
Brief Title
Weather SLA
Alternate Title
Climatic variables by area
Collection Type
Collection
Access Privileges
Meteorology and Health
Website Address
http://swish-climate-impact-assessment.github.io/metadata/WEATHER_SLA.html
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Significance Statement
Nationally representative weather on spatial units used by many social science and health datasets
Brief Description
Daily weather (rainfall, temperature, vapour pressure and solar exposure) for Statistical Local Area (SLA) boundaries for use in Environmental Epidemiological studies.
Full Description
This dataset was created to represent human exposures to daily weather (rainfall, temperature, vapour pressure and solar exposure) for populations within Statistical Local Area (SLA) boundaries for use in Environmental Epidemiological studies.The dataset is derived by combining data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Census Spatial Boundaries with the Bureau of Meteorology Australian Water Availability Project (AWAP) Gridded Datasets. The meteorological data are (in some cases) available from January 1980 to the present (allowing for a 2 day lag time from the date of request). The spatial data integration has only been stored for the SLAs from the 2001 census (1995-2012), but programs are available to be applied to other editions of the ASGC (or indeed other spatial boundaries) and periods of time as needed. Please see Related Publication Hanigan I, Hall G, Dear KBG. A comparison of methods for calculating population exposure estimates of daily weather for health research. International Journal of Health Geographics 2006;5(38).
Contact Email
ivan.hanigan@canberra.edu.au
Contact Address
Long Term Ecological Research Network (ANU) and Australian SuperSite Network (JCU) College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. Australian National University Canberra, ACT, 0200.
Contact Phone Number
02 6125 0349
Principal Investigator
Ivan Charles Hanigan
Supervisors
Keith Dear
Collaborators
Ian Szarka
Fields of Research
040107 - Meteorology; 111706 - Epidemiology
Socio-Economic Objective
920405 - Environmental Health
Keywords
temperature; humidity; solar; rainfall; census areas; SLA
Date Coverage
1995
2012
Geospatial Location
iso31661
AUS
Date of data creation
2013
Year of data publication
2013
Creator(s) for Citation
Ivan C
Hanigan
Publisher for Citation
ANU
Publications
doi
10.1186/1476-072X-5-38
Hanigan IC, Hall GV, Dear KBG. A comparison of methods for calculating population exposure estimates of daily weather for health research.
International Journal of Health Geographics 2006;5(38).
Other Related Identifiers
WEATHER_SLA
Access Rights
Contact creator to negotiate access
Rights held in and over the data
This is a derivative dataset created from Bureau of Meteorology data and the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Licence Type
NoLicence - No licence
Data Location
PostgreSQL server: psql -h brawn.anu.edu.au -d ewedb Example extraction: select * from weather_sla.weather_sla_2012 limit 10
Retention Period
December 2014
Data Size
50GB
Data Management Plan
Yes
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University
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