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The Urban Heat Island

The Urban Heat Island
  • Author : Iain D. Stewart,Gerald Mills
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-28
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : 9780128156902
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Summary : The Urban Heat Island (UHI) is an area of growing interest for many people studying the urban environment and local/global climate change. The UHI has been scientifically studied for 200 years and, although it is an apparently simple phenomenon, there is considerable confusion around the different types of UHI and their assessment. The Urban Heat Island—A Guidebook provides simple instructions for measuring and analysing the phenomenon, as well as greater context for defining the UHI and the impacts it can have. Readers will be empowered to work within a set of guidelines that enable direct comparison of UHI effects across diverse settings, while informing a wide range of climate mitigation and adaptation programs to modify human behaviour and the built form. This opens the door to true global assessments of local climate change in cities. Urban planning and design strategies can then be evaluated for their effectiveness at mitigating these changes. Covers both on-surface and near-surface, or canopy, measurements and impacts of Urban Heat Islands (UHI) Provides a set of best practices and guidelines for UHI observation and analysis Includes both conceptual overviews and practical instructions for a wide range of uses

Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates

Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates
  • Author : Ansar Khan,Soumendu Chatterjee,Yupeng Wang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-17
  • Total pages :298
  • ISBN : 9780128225585
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Summary : Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates takes into account the different urban physics in tropical environments, presenting a way of UHI scaling for tropical cities. Topics include measuring, modeling and proper mitigation strategies, which account for the surface energy balance of tropics. Tropical cities are more susceptible to the effects of projected global warming because of conditions in tropical climates and the rapid growth of so many cities in this zone. The need for research on measuring, modeling and mitigation of UHI effects in tropical cities is of growing importance. This book walks through the basics of Urban Heat Islands, including causes, measurement and analysis then expands upon issues as well as the novel techniques that can be used to address issues specific to the region. Reviews topics related to understanding the fundamentals of modeling and impacts of urban heat islands Covers many techniques, from remote sensing, to numerical modeling and then applying them to urban climate studies in general, and in tropical cities Describes the scaling of urban heat islands based on long-term seasonal thermal parameters as feature-based classification systems using a probabilistic and fuzzy logic approach, unlike local climate zones (LCZs)

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario
  • Author : Francesco Musco
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-30
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9783319104256
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Summary : Urban heat islands are a new type of microclimatic phenomenon that causes a significant increase in the temperature of cities compared to surrounding areas. The phenomenon has been enforced by the current trend towards climate change. Although experts consider urban heat islands an urgent European Union public health concern, there are too few policies that address it. The EU carried out a project to learn more about this phenomenon through pilot initiatives. The pilots included feasibility studies and strategies for appropriately altering planning rules and governance to tackle the problem of urban heat islands. The pilots were carried out in eight metropolitan areas: Bologna/Modena, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lodz, Prague, Stuttgart, Venice/Padova, and Vienna. The feasibility studies carried out in these pilot areas focused on the specific morphology of EU urban areas, which are often characterised by the presence of historical old towns.

Tropical Urban Heat Islands

Tropical Urban Heat Islands
  • Author : Nyuk Hien Wong,Yu Chen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-08-29
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781134221097
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Summary : Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised. Including a colour section with thermal images and maps, this book explores the complex relationships between climate, buildings and plants, especially in urban heat islands. These relationships bear very critically on a range of environmental issues and point to some corresponding solutions. One chapter highlights some of the extensive research work carried out in Singapore, especially investigating the thermal benefits of greenery in buildings in the urban setting. Though several books have been written on urban heat islands, this work uniquely examines the linkages between climate, buildings and plants. It forms a reference for researchers and professionals such as architects, architectural science, landscape architects, building services engineers, urban planners and urban climatologists. It may also be useful for final year undergraduates or graduate students in these disciplines.

Heat Islands

Heat Islands
  • Author : Lisa Mummery Gartland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05-16
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781136564208
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Summary : Heat islands are urban and suburban areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. Traditional, highly absorptive construction materials and a lack of effective landscaping are their main causes. Heat island problems, in terms of increased energy consumption, reduced air quality and effects on human health and mortality, are becoming more pressing as cities continue to grow and sprawl. This comprehensive book brings together the latest information about heat islands and their mitigation. The book describes how heat islands are formed, what problems they cause, which technologies mitigate heat island effects and what policies and actions can be taken to cool communities. Internationally renowned expert Lisa Gartland offers a comprehensive source of information for turning heat islands into cool communities. The author includes sections on cool roofing and cool paving, explains their benefits in detail and provides practical guidelines for their selection and installation. The book also reviews how and why to incorporate trees and vegetation around buildings, in parking lots and on green roofs.

Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation

Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation
  • Author : Napoleon Enteria
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9789813340503
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Remote Sensing of Environment

Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Author : Diofantos Hadjimitsis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-10
  • Total pages :226
  • ISBN : 9789535111528
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Summary : This book covers the latest developments in remote sensing theory and applications by numerous researchers, experts and collaborators of the Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology. The main highlight of this book is combination of several techniques such as satellite remote sensing, field spectroscopy, smart sensors, ground techniques for achieving an integrated method for the systematic monitoring of the environment.

Climate Change Resilience in Urban Environments

Climate Change Resilience in Urban Environments
  • Author : Tristan Kershaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-14
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 0750317817
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Summary : Between 1930 and 2030, the world's population will have flipped from 70% rural to 70% urban. While much has been written about the impacts of climate change and mitigation of its effects on individual buildings or infrastructure, this book is one of the first to focus on the resilience of whole cities. It covers a broad range of area-wide disaster-level impacts, including drought, heatwaves, flooding, storms and air quality, which many of our cities are ill-adapted to cope with, and unless we can increase the resilience of our urban areas then much of our current building stock may become uninhabitable.

Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect

Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect
  • Author : Bureau de normalisation du Québec
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :83
  • ISBN : 255125955X
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Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands

Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands
  • Author : Hideki Takebayashi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 0128176245
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Summary : Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands helps the reader understand the relative performance of these adaptation measures, methods and analysis relating to their creation and maintenance, evaluation methods, and the role of policy and governance in implementing them. A suite of case studies is included on these urban or metropolitan areas that are significantly warmer than their surrounding rural areas due to human activities. In recent years, a suite of adaptation measures have been developed to mitigate the urban heat island phenomena. Provides a range of concrete implementation methods Assesses relative performance of adaptation measures and countermeasure technologies Establishes methods for human thermal environmental interventions Reviews adaptation cities selected for excellent energy performance and thermal comfort indicators

Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands

Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands
  • Author : Hideki Takebayashi,Masakazu Moriyama
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-20
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780128176252
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Summary : Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands helps the reader understand the relative performance of these adaptation measures, methods and analysis relating to their creation and maintenance, evaluation methods, and the role of policy and governance in implementing them. A suite of case studies is included on these urban or metropolitan areas that are significantly warmer than their surrounding rural areas due to human activities. In recent years, a suite of adaptation measures have been developed to mitigate the urban heat island phenomena. Provides a range of concrete implementation methods Assesses relative performance of adaptation measures and countermeasure technologies Establishes methods for human thermal environmental interventions Reviews adaptation cities selected for excellent energy performance and thermal comfort indicators

The Ecological City

The Ecological City
  • Author : Rutherford H. Platt,Rowan A. Rowntree,Pamela C. Muick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00893750V
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Summary : Interdisciplinary in content as well as approach, this collection of original essays takes a fresh look at the ecology of urban communities. Written by experts from a variety of professions―academic researchers, private and public program managers, and citizen activists―the book explores issues of geography, ecology, landscape architecture, urban forestry, law, and environmental education. Contributions include broad overviews of common problems a well as detailed case studies of specific programs.

Characteristics of the Urban Heat Island at Georgetown, Ontario

Characteristics of the Urban Heat Island at Georgetown, Ontario
  • Author : Roger J. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1972
  • Total pages :56
  • ISBN : OCLC:1016879208
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The Urban Fix

The Urban Fix
  • Author : Douglas Kelbaugh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-01
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9780429614453
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Summary : Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. The rapid speed at which urban centers use large amounts of resources adds to the global crisis and can lead to extreme local heat. The Urban Fix addresses how urban design, planning and policies can counter the threats of climate change, urban heat islands and overpopulation, helping cities take full advantage of their inherent advantages and new technologies to catalyze social, cultural and physical solutions to combat the epic, unprecedented challenges humanity faces. The book fills a conspicuous void in the international dialogue on climate change and heat islands by examining both the environmental benefits in developed countries and the population benefit in developing countries. Urban heat islands can be addressed in incremental, manageable steps, such as planting trees and painting roofs white, which provide a more concrete and proactive sense of progress for policymakers and practitioners. This book is invaluable to anyone searching for a better understanding of the impact of resilient cities in the monumental and urgent fight against climate change, and provides the tools to do so.

URBAN HEAT ISLAND

URBAN HEAT ISLAND
  • Author : Ioana Herbel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-15
  • Total pages :203
  • ISBN : 9786063708107
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Summary : The expansion without precedent of city boundaries determined the modification of the climatic conditions inside urban areas, with a direct impact on the environment and the population. Urban development implies fundamental changes in the natural setting, generating significant differences between the urban environment and the nearby areas in terms of meteorological parameters, air quality, and energy balance. Over the last decades, cities worldwide have experienced accelerated development, urbanization being one of the most important dimensions of global change. In Eastern Europe, another important matter is the forced industrialization from the communist era which lead to a complex process of urban change. This change influenced the urban climate of post-socialist cities. In such cities, the urban landscape was radically transformed with the emergence of over-sized production units and “dormitory neighborhoods” meant to accommodate their personnel. The replacement of natural surfaces with the built, impervious ones (with distinct caloric properties and lower cooling rates), is known as one of the main factors that generate the urban heat island effect. The topic of this book refers, therefore, to the urban heat island (UHI), as an example of climate change of anthropic origin, and to its atmospheric, biologic and economic impact (Yow 2007). The UHI phenomenon implies a temperature difference between the densely built urban areas and the nearby rural ones.

Measures to Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect in Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie

Measures to Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect in Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie
  • Author : Canada. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :3
  • ISBN : 1100229213
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Quantifying the Urban Heat Island (Uhi) Intensity in Hong Kong

Quantifying the Urban Heat Island (Uhi) Intensity in Hong Kong
  • Author : Leong-Wai Siu,蕭亮煒
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-26
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1361241101
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Summary : This dissertation, "Quantifying the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Intensity in Hong Kong" by Leong-wai, Siu, 蕭亮煒, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4569256 Subjects: Urban heat island - China - Hong Kong Urban temperature - China - Hong Kong

The Structure of the Urban Heat Island

The Structure of the Urban Heat Island
  • Author : Tim Ball,University of Winnipeg. Department of Geography
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1973*
  • Total pages :30
  • ISBN : OCLC:237063445
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The Urban Climate

The Urban Climate
  • Author : Helmut E. Landsberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981-08-28
  • Total pages :275
  • ISBN : 0080924190
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Summary : The Urban Climate aims to summarize analytical studies directed toward physical understanding of the rural-urban differences in the atmospheric boundary layer. Attempts to quantify conditions have met with some success. There is certainly a clear understanding of the physical relations that create the climatic differences of urbanized areas. Although some of the earlier classical studies are cited here, the emphasis is on the work done during the last decade and a half. This volume comprises 11 chapters, beginning with an introductory chapter discussing the literature surrounding the topic, its historical development, and the problem of local climate modification. The second chapter presents an assessment of the urban atmosphere on a synoptic and local scale, and examines the observational procedures involved. The following chapters then go on to discuss urban air composition; urban energy fluxes; the urban heat island; the urban wind field; models of urban temperature and wind fields; moisture, clouds, and hydrometeors; urban hydrology; special aspects of urban climate; and finally, urban planning. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of meteorology, urban planning, and urban climatology.

Redefining the Urban Heat Island

Redefining the Urban Heat Island
  • Author : Iain Douglas Stewart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1032985390
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One-dimensional Model of the Urban Heat Island

One-dimensional Model of the Urban Heat Island
  • Author : Claude Lelievre
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1976
  • Total pages :460
  • ISBN : OCLC:48392325
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