Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
K. Kiesel, K. Orehounig, S. Shoshtari, A. Mahdavi:
"Urban heat island phenomenon in Central Europe";
- 2012-04-21; in: "Proceedings - First International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design - 1-ICAUD",
EPOKA Univ.; Dep. of Arch. (ed.);
Epoka University Press,
The urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon is characterized by significantly higher temperatures in metropolitan areas as compared to the surrounding suburban and rural neighborhoods. In this context, this paper presents a preliminary report pertaining to an ongoing EU-supported research project, which investigates the urban heat island phenomena in Central Europe. First, the background and general scope of the UHI phenomena are discussed. Subsequently, the paper investigates the manifestation of the urban heat islands phenomena (especially in the city of Vienna) and evaluates possible mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Project Head Ardeshir Mahdavi:
Monitoring and modeling of the urban micro-climate
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