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Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates

1st Edition - November 17, 2020

Authors: Ansar Khan, Soumendu Chatterjee, Yupeng Wang

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 9 6 6 9 - 4
eBook ISBN:
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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. T… Read more

Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates

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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.