Urban heat island and differences in outdoor comfort levels in Glasgow, UK

Eduardo Krüger, Patricia Drach, Rohinton Emmanuel, Oscar Corbella

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    From extensive outdoor comfort campaigns, preliminary outdoor comfort ranges have been defined for the local population of Glasgow, UK, in terms of two thermal indices: ‘Temperature Humidity Sun Wind’ (THSW) and ‘Physiological Equivalent Temperature’ (PET). A series of measurements and surveys was carried out from winter through summer 2011 during 19 monitoring campaigns. For data collection, a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station was used, which was equipped with temperature and humidity sensors, cup anemometer with wind vane, silicon pyranometer and globe thermometer. From concurrent measurements using two weather stations, one located close to the city core and another located at a rural setting, approximately at a 15-km distance from the urban area of Glasgow, comparisons were made with regard to thermal comfort levels and to urban–rural temperature differences for different periods of the year.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number10
    Pages (from-to)127-141
    Number of pages14
    JournalTheoretical and Applied Climatology
    Issue number1-2
    Early online date22 Jul 2012
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


    • urban heat island
    • outdoor thermal comfort
    • Glasgow

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture


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