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Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-10425-6

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Urban Heat Islands (UHIs) are a microclimatic phenomenon which manifests as a significant increase in the temperature of cities compared to their surrounding areas. Recently the phenomenon has been enforced by the tendency to climate change and in particular by extreme climate events. This book presents and analyzes the results of a project to develop and apply mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures for counteracting the global urban heat islands phenomenon, supported by the EU’s Central Europe Regional Development Fund.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Climate Change, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Impacts, Applied and Technical Physics, adaptation policies, mitigation policies, urban heat islands, urban warming