Urban Climates

Urban Climates

by J. A. VoogtA. Christen Gerald Mills and others

Paperback Publication Date: 14/09/2017

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Urban Climates is the first full synthesis of modern scientific and applied research on urban climates.

The book begins with an outline of what constitutes an urban ecosystem. It develops a comprehensive terminology for the subject using scale and surface classification as key constructs. It explains the physical principles governing the creation of distinct urban climates, such as airflow around buildings, the heat island, precipitation modification and air pollution, and it then illustrates how this knowledge can be applied to moderate the undesirable consequences of urban development and help create more sustainable and resilient cities. With urban climate science now a fully-fledged field, this timely book fulfills the need to bring together the disparate parts of climate research on cities into a coherent framework.

It is an ideal resource for students and researchers in fields such as climatology, urban hydrology, air quality, environmental engineering and urban design.
ISBN:
9781107429536
9781107429536
Category:
Meteorology & climatology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
14-09-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
248x190x29mm
Weight:
1.18kg

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