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Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands

Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands
  • Author : Hideki Takebayashi
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 March 2020
  • ISBN : 0128176253
  • Pages : 192 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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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 : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKAdaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands

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


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 : Springer
  • Release : 30 August 2016
GET THIS BOOKCounteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario

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


Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates

Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates
  • Author : Ansar Khan,Soumendu Chatterjee,Yupeng Wang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 November 2020
GET THIS BOOKUrban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates

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


North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment

North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment
  • Author : Markus Quante,Franciscus Colijn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 31 August 2016
GET THIS BOOKNorth Sea Region Climate Change Assessment

This book offers an up-to-date review of our current understanding of climate change in the North Sea and adjacent areas, as well as its impact on ecosystems and socio-economic sectors. It provides a detailed assessment of climate change based on published scientific work compiled by independent international experts from climate-related disciplines such as oceanography, atmospheric sciences, marine and terrestrial ecology, using a regional evaluation and review process similar to that of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides


Climate Change, Hazards and Adaptation Options

Climate Change, Hazards and Adaptation Options
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho,Gustavo J. Nagy,Marco Borga,Pastor David Chávez Muñoz,Artur Magnuszewski
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 14 February 2020
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change, Hazards and Adaptation Options

This book addresses the issue of climate change risks and hazards holistically. Climate change adaptation aims at managing climate risks and hazards to an acceptable level, taking advantage of any positive opportunities that may arise. At the same time, developing suitable responses to hazards for communities and users of climate services is important in ensuring the success of adaptation measures. But despite this, knowledge about adaptation options, including possible actions that can be implemented to improve adaptation and reduce the


Urban Climates

Urban Climates
  • Author : T. R. Oke,G. Mills,A. Christen,J. A. Voogt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 14 September 2017
GET THIS BOOKUrban Climates

Urban Climates is the first full synthesis of modern scientific and applied research on urban climates. The book begins with an outline of what constitutes an urban ecosystem. It develops a comprehensive terminology for the subject using scale and surface classification as key constructs. It explains the physical principles governing the creation of distinct urban climates, such as airflow around buildings, the heat island, precipitation modification and air pollution, and it then illustrates how this knowledge can be applied to


Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
  • Author : Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 01 September 2017
GET THIS BOOKNature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is


Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Cities and Communities

Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Cities and Communities
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho,Kathryn Adamson,Rachel M. Dunk,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro,Sam Illingworth,Fátima Alves
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKImplementing Climate Change Adaptation in Cities and Communities

This book analyzes how climate change adaptation can be implemented at the community, regional and national level. Featuring a variety of case studies, it illustrates strategies, initiatives and projects currently being implemented across the world. In addition to the challenges faced by communities, cities and regions seeking to cope with climate change phenomena like floods, droughts and other extreme events, the respective chapters cover topics such as the adaptive capacities of water management organizations, biodiversity conservation, and indigenous and climate


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho,Simane Belay,Jokasha Kalangu,Wuta Menas,Pantaleo Munishi,Kumbirai Musiyiwa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 March 2017
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change Adaptation in Africa

This collection showcases experiences from research and field projects in climate change adaptation on the African continent. It includes a set of papers presented at a symposium held in Addis Abeba in February 2016, which brought together international experts to discuss “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt.” The papers introduce a wide range of methodological approaches and practical case studies to show how climate change adaptation can be implemented in regions and countries across the continent. Responding to the need


Hotterdam

Hotterdam
  • Author : Frank van der Hoeven,Alexander Wandl
  • Publisher : TU Delft
  • Release : 01 July 2015
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How space is making Rotterdam warmer, how this affects the health of its inhabitants, and what can be done about it.


The Urban Heat Island

The Urban Heat Island
  • Author : Gerald Mills,Iain D. Stewart
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 May 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Urban Heat Island

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


Improvement Measures of Urban Thermal Environment

Improvement Measures of Urban Thermal Environment
  • Author : Hideki Takebayashi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 December 2014
GET THIS BOOKImprovement Measures of Urban Thermal Environment

Maximizing readers’ insights into urban and architectural environmental planning with consideration for the thermal environment, this work highlights how various urban heat-island strategies have been developed and their effectiveness in urban areas. Specific measures to combat the urban heat-island phenomenon, including improvement of surface cover, reduction of exhaust heat, improvement of ventilation are summarized and various heat-island measurement technologies, which have been proposed in recent years, are organized systematically based on surface- heat budget and surface boundary layer models. With


Capabilities and Happiness

Capabilities and Happiness
  • Author : Luigino Bruni,Flavio Comim,Maurizio Pugno
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 30 October 2008
GET THIS BOOKCapabilities and Happiness

Few would dispute that the well-being of individuals is one of the most desirable aims of human actions. However, approaches on how to define, measure, evaluate, and promote well-being differ widely. The conventional economic approach takes income (or the power to acquire market goods) as the most important indicator for well-being, and the utility function as the formal device for positive and normative analysis. However, this approach to well-being has been questioned for being seriously limited and other approaches have


Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : John Marzluff
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 03 January 2008
GET THIS BOOKUrban Ecology

Urban Ecology is a rapidly growing field of academic and practical significance. Urban ecologists have published several conference proceedings and regularly contribute to the ecological, architectural, planning, and geography literature. However, important papers in the field that set the foundation for the discipline and illustrate modern approaches from a variety of perspectives and regions of the world have not been collected in a single, accessible book. Foundations of Urban Ecology does this by reprinting important European and American publications, filling


Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications
  • Author : Michele Zinzi,Matheos Santamouris
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 04 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKUrban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

The combination of global warming and urban sprawl is the origin of the most hazardous climate change effect detected at urban level: Urban Heat Island, representing the urban overheating respect to the countryside surrounding the city. This book includes 18 papers representing the state of the art of detection, assessment mitigation and adaption to urban overheating. Advanced methods, strategies and technologies are here analyzed including relevant issues as: the role of urban materials and fabrics on urban climate and their potential