Special Issue "Understanding and Mitigating Urban Heat Island-Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: urban heat island effect; urban environmental quality; landslides; vegetation and ecosystems; spectral mixture analysis; aerosol retrieval; air quality monitoring; water vapor retrieval
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Urban Environmental Quality
Special Issue in Climate: The Interaction of Climate Change with Landscape and Environment
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: The 2nd Edition of Urban Environmental Quality
Interests: urban heat island; spatio-temporal data modeling; urban mobility; intelligent transportation system; big-data analysis
The urban heat island (UHI) effect is an environmental phenomenon in which temperatures (e.g. land surface temperatures, near surface air temperatures, or atmospheric boundary layer temperatures) in the urban area are significantly higher than those in nearby rural areas. Much evidence has proved that it can cause several adverse effects to the society, such as increased energy consumption.
This special issue aims to report the most recent studies from modeling dynamic evolutions of UHIs (e.g. anthropogenic heat flux modeling and 3D solar radiation estimation) for better understanding the formation mechanism to the investigation of methods for mitigating this phenomenon. We warmly welcome original, high quality and unpublished manuscripts which can come from both academia and industry and report different research visions or applications.
Topics of interest include; but are not limited to:
- Urban heat/sink island
- Anthropogenic heat
- 2D/3D Solar radiation
- Dynamic air flows
- Land cover changes
- Urban mobility (such as modeling the heat generated by public transportation through big-data analysis; spatio-temporal data modeling; or spatial data mining)
- urban heat/sink island
- anthropogenic heat
- 2D/3D solar radiation
- dynamic air flows
- land cover changes
- urban mobility