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Environmental Data

Overview

Air Pollution and Road Exposure Datasets

These datasets were produced by Luke Knibbs by linking air pollution and with the geocoded residential addresses of ALSWH participants from 1996 to 2017. Datasets have been produced for each person and each year in this period, regardless of whether a survey was performed.

These datasets contain levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollutants and also road distances and road density variables, as proxies of traffic pollution.

Greenspace Datasets

These datasets were produced by Luke Knibbs and Tafzila Mouly as a part of ALSWH Analysis Project EoI A699 (Knibbs, Mishra, Fitzgerald, Hockey, Mouly). Two indicators of greenspace: annual average normalized difference vegetation Index (NDVI); and annual average non-photosynthetic vegetation fractional cover; have been estimated and linked to the geocoded residential addresses of ALSWH participants from 1994 to 2018.

Additionally, the percentages of parkland in different buffers have been estimated based on census land-use classifications available since the 2011 census (2011 and 2016).

More information on Environmental DataResources
Air pollution and road exposure – Usage, Applying and Acknowledgements Air Pollution Exposure Variables
Air Pollution data management compression
Air Pollution Exposure Variables
Air Pollution and Road Distance recodes
Geographic Relocation Dataset Production
Greenspace data

Usage

There are no costs payable for non-commercial research-related use of these datasets. It is expected that any academic publications (journal article, conference paper, book chapter, etc.) that use the air pollution and/or roads datasets offer the data contributor; A/Prof Luke Knibbs, luke.knibbs@sydney.edu.au (all environmental datasets); and Dr Tafzila Mouly, t.mouly@uq.edu.au (greenspace dataset only); the opportunity to be a co-author. Apart from recognition of the work of the contributor, this is also a way to ensure the data are applied and interpreted in the most valid way, which benefits users and saves time. The contributor may choose not to take up the option of co- authorship, but can still offer useful content knowledge and feedback.

Applying to use the data

  1. In the first instance, collaborators wishing to use these data must contact Luke Knibbs, luke.knibbs@sydney.edu.au (for all environmental datasets); and Dr Tafzila Mouly, t.mouly@uq.edu.au (for greenspace dataset only); to discuss their research proposal.
  2. Lodge your Expression of Interest https://alswh.org.au/full-dataset-and-linked-data/

Acknowledging the data in research outputs

In cases where A/Prof Luke Knibbs is not a co-author on the paper, he must be acknowledged with the statement: “The authors thank Associate Professor Luke Knibbs of the School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, for permission to use the linked Air Pollution data”.