Accounting for atmospheric stability conditions in urban heat island studies: The case of Glasgow, UK

Eduardo Krüger, Rohinton Emmanuel

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    We evaluate the effect of atmospheric stability on seasonal ambient temperature differences between a pair of urban and rural weather stations (Urban Heat Island effect) and day/night intra-urban differences between a set of temperature/relative humidity (T/RH) stations in Glasgow, UK. The purpose is to estimate the background atmospheric effects on urban-vs-rural (UHI) as well as intra-urban differences in temperatures so that the effect of urban morphology in terms of local sky view factor (SVF) on local climate can be more clearly observed in high latitude cities such as Glasgow. For the UHI analysis, we used a pair of fully equipped weather stations and for the analysis of intra-urban temperature differences a string of T/RH data loggers located across Glasgow on a N-S transect.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)112-121
    Number of pages9
    JournalLandscape and Urban Planning
    Volume117
    Early online date31 May 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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    Keywords

    • urban heat island
    • atmospheric stability
    • PET thermal comfort index

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    Accounting for atmospheric stability conditions in urban heat island studies: The case of Glasgow, UK. / Krüger, Eduardo; Emmanuel, Rohinton.

    In: Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 117, 09.2013, p. 112-121.

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