Advances in Meteorology

Advances in Urban Biometeorology


Publishing date
13 Dec 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Jul 2013

1Department of Geography and Climatology, School of Sciences, University of Athens, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

2Meteorologisches Institut, Alberts-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Werthmannstraße 10, 79085 Freiburg, Germany

3Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Marlowe Building, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NR, UK

4Department of Landscape and Recreation, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan


Advances in Urban Biometeorology

Description

It is of great consensus among the scientific community that heat stress combined with air pollution, especially in urbanized areas, affect human health and activities. A variety of heat stress indices that relate atmospheric conditions to human heat sensations have already been developed. Urban environments affect the quality of life by enhanced urban heat island and in many cases control morbidity and mortality. Thus, the urban planning should take into account the human thermal sensation in order to mitigate the consequences of the urbanization and furthermore to strengthen the resilience of the society. The use of predictive models in thermal control strategies improved the thermal comfort conditions resulting in significant energy savings. The main focus of this special issue will be on the assessment/modeling of human thermal sensation within urban agglomerations. Furthermore, the urban design and ambient air pollution have a strong impact on human biometeorological conditions. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to present the most recent developments and ideas in the field of human biometeorology, with a special emphasis given to the modeling and observational results obtained within urban environments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Observations and assessment of outdoor thermal comfort
  • Spatial and temporal variability of human biometeorological indices on regional and global scale
  • Urban microclimate
  • Urban planning due to biometeorological assessment
  • Impacts of urbanization on humans’ health
  • Mitigation of urban heat island and resilience of citizens
  • Air quality and thermal comfort
  • Experimental measurements on human thermal sensation in urban environments
  • Estimation models of human thermal sensation
  • Future projections of human thermal sensation

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 427413
  • - Editorial

Advances in Urban Biometeorology

Panagiotis Nastos | Andreas Matzarakis | ... | Tzu-Ping Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 487695
  • - Research Article

Lisbon Urban Heat Island Updated: New Highlights about the Relationships between Thermal Patterns and Wind Regimes

António Lopes | Elis Alves | ... | Raquel Machete
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 749270
  • - Research Article

Human-Biometeorological Assessment of Urban Structures in Extreme Climate Conditions: The Example of Birobidzhan, Russian Far East

Jan Paul Bauche | Elena A. Grigorieva | Andreas Matzarakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 538508
  • - Research Article

One-Day Prediction of Biometeorological Conditions in a Mediterranean Urban Environment Using Artificial Neural Networks Modeling

K. P. Moustris | P. T. Nastos | A. G. Paliatsos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 964904
  • - Research Article

Pedestrian Exposure to Air Pollution in Cities: Modeling the Effect of Roadside Trees

Jorge Humberto Amorim | Joana Valente | ... | Carlos Borrego
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 549096
  • - Research Article

Effects of Urban Configuration on Human Thermal Conditions in a Typical Tropical African Coastal City

Emmanuel Lubango Ndetto | Andreas Matzarakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 287934
  • - Research Article

Microclimate Variations between Semienclosed and Open Sections of a Marathon Route

Paulina Wong | Poh-Chin Lai | Melissa Hart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 976510
  • - Research Article

Human Bioclimatic Conditions, Trends, and Variability in the Athens University Campus, Greece

Panagiotis T. Nastos | Andreas Matzarakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 640473
  • - Research Article

Thermal Comfort for Urban Parks in Subtropics: Understanding Visitor’s Perceptions, Behavior and Attendance

Chuang-Hung Lin | Tzu-Ping Lin | Ruey-Lung Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 251586
  • - Research Article

Application of Microclimate Modelling and Onsite Survey in Planning Practice Related to an Urban Micro-Environment

Lilla Andrea Égerházi | Attila Kovács | János Unger
Advances in Meteorology
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Acceptance rate37%
Submission to final decision118 days
Acceptance to publication49 days
CiteScore2.600
Impact Factor1.491
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