Advances in Meteorology

Advances in Urban Biometeorology 2014


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1University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2Alberts-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

3University of Kent, Kent, UK

4National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan


Advances in Urban Biometeorology 2014

Description

It is of great consensus among the scientific community that heat stress combined with air pollution, especially, in urbanized areas, affects 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. This 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

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 273831
  • - Editorial

Advances in Urban Biometeorology 2014

Panagiotis Nastos | Andreas Matzarakis | ... | Tzu-Ping Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 585623
  • - Research Article

Influence of Urban Microclimate on Air-Conditioning Energy Needs and Indoor Thermal Comfort in Houses

Feng-Chi Liao | Ming-Jen Cheng | Ruey-Lung Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 324502
  • - Research Article

Changing Trends in Meteorological Elements and Reference Evapotranspiration in a Mega City: A Case Study in Shenzhen City, China

Haijun Liu | Xian Zhang | ... | Xuming Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 747259
  • - Research Article

Evaluating the Effects of Façade Greening on Human Bioclimate in a Complex Urban Environment

Britta Jänicke | Fred Meier | ... | Dieter Scherer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 323856
  • - Research Article

Future Changes in Human-Biometeorological Index Classes in Three Regions of Luxembourg, Western-Central Europe

Hanna Leona Lokys | Jürgen Junk | Andreas Krein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 987576
  • - Research Article

Temporal Differences of Urban-Rural Human Biometeorological Factors for Planning and Tourism in Szeged, Hungary

Ronja Vitt | Ágnes Gulyás | Andreas Matzarakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 423508
  • - Research Article

Investigating Thermal Comfort and User Behaviors in Outdoor Spaces: A Seasonal and Spatial Perspective

Kuo-Tsang Huang | Tzu-Ping Lin | Hsiao-Chi Lien
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 792172
  • - Research Article

Contribution of Greening and High-Albedo Coatings to Improvements in the Thermal Environment in Complex Urban Areas

Bonggeun Song | Kyunghun Park
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CiteScore2.600
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