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Record number 426868
Title Mitigation of the urban heat island effect using vegetation
Author(s) Theeuwes, N.E.; Steeneveld, G.J.; Ronda, R.J.; Heusinkveld, B.G.; Holtslag, A.A.M.
Event 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, UCD, Dublin, Ireland, 2012-08-06/2012-08-10
Department(s) Meteorology and Air Quality
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) klimaatverandering - stedelijke gebieden - temperatuur - meting - rijwielen - rotterdam - climatic change - urban areas - temperature - measurement - bicycles - rotterdam
Categories Climatic Change
Abstract This paper gives a summary of research studying the impact of green vegetation and water surfaces on the urban heat island effect in Dutch cities. It appears that observations from both hobby meteorological stations, bike traverses and model results from 1D and a 3D WRF mesoscale model consistently estimate the cooling effect of urban green vegetation by 0.06 K/% vegetation cover. Surprisingly, enhanced water surface cover appears to increase the maximum urban heat island effect.
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