Synopses & Reviews
Urban Heat Island Modelling for Tropical Climates takes into account the different urban physics in tropical environments and presents a way of UHI scaling for tropical cities. Topics include measuring, modelling 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 the conditions in tropical climates as well as the rapid growth of so many cities in this zone. The need for research on measuring, modelling and mitigation of UHI effects in tropical cities is of growing importance. Urban Heat Island Modelling for Tropical Climates walks through the basics of Urban Heat Islands, including causes, measurement and analysis then expands upon issues as well as novel techniques which can be used to address issues specific to the region.
- Reviews topics related to understanding the fundamentals to of modelling and impacts of urban heat islands, to as well as their mitigation technologies
- Covers many techniques, from remote sensing to numerical modelling, applying them for to urban climate study studies in general as well as forand to the specific needs of tropical cities
- Covers Describes 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)