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Hadfield Green Roof 5-year Dataset

posted on 2020-12-02, 22:34 authored by Simon De-VilleSimon De-Ville, Virginia StovinVirginia Stovin, Christian Berretta, JOERG WERDINJOERG WERDIN, Simon Poë

Data collected as part of the EU funded 'Collaborative research and development of green roof system technology' project from the Sheffield, UK, green roof testbeds.

Data includes 5 years of:

- Rainfall data (1-minute resolution)

- Green roof runoff data for 9 roof configurations (1-minute resolution)

- Soil moisture content at 3 depths for 4 roof configurations (5-minute resolution)

- Climate data sufficient to calculate FAO-56 Penman-Monteith (1-hour resolution)

Due to difficulties in monitoring testbed runoff, there are occasions where runoff data is considered invalid. A separate data-file indicates individual storm events where runoff data is considered to be valid.

The data has been used to produce the following publications:

- C Berretta, S Poë, V Stovin, 2014. 'Moisture content behaviour in extensive green roofs during dry periods: The influence of vegetation and substrate characteristics.' Journal of Hydrology 511, 374-386.

- V Stovin, S Poë, S De-Ville, and C Berretta, 2015. ‘The influence of substrate and vegetation configuration on green roof hydrological performance.’ Ecological Engineering, Vol. 85, 159-172.

- S De-Ville, M Menon, V Stovin, 2018. ‘Temporal variations in the potential hydrological performance of extensive green roof systems.’ Journal of Hydrology 558, 564-578.


Collaborative research and development of green roof system technology

European Commission

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DTA - University of Sheffield

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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