Project GUHeat will develop geographic information system-based methods and tools to map, model, and characterize UHIs
that are easy-to-use by local government units which can be accessed through a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS).
Project GUHeat will develop geographic information system-based methods and tools to map, model and characterize UHIs
that are easy-to-use by local government units which can be accessed through a Web-based GIS.
effect is often captured by land surface temperature (LST) measurements (Kikon et al.
(2017b) simulated two Beijing summer thunderstorms with SLUCM and showed contrasting urban effects on precipitation under strong and weak UHIs
(i.e., initiation vs bifurcation, respectively).
Woo, "Simulating the effects of cool roof and PCM (phase change materials) based roof to mitigate UHI
(urban heat island) in prominent US cities," Energy, vol.
In urban settings, the built environment and land use heterogeneity alter the exchange of energy and moisture between the surface and atmosphere, creating local climate variability and the urban heat island (UHI
) effect (Oke 1982).
The authors of  found that the UHI
can strengthen the daytime sea breeze and weaken the nighttime land breeze.
In fact, when these measures are used concurrently, an additive effect is observed in terms of cooling both buildings and cities, which helps protect the population from the negative health impacts of UHIs
. This review constituted the basis of further INSPQ actions on the topic.
One of the well-documented air pollution problems associated with intense anthropogenic activities is the urban heat island (UHI
Here are some ways to maximize the benefits of green roofs to reduce UHIs
and save building owners additional funds:
The risk to human health from UHIs
can be understood as comprising at least three elements: (1) the physical occurrence of a UHI
, (2) the exposure of the population to the event, and (3) the extent of vulnerability of those exposed (Lindley et al.
According to wikipedia.org, UHIs
are metropolitan areas which are significantly warmer than their surrounding rural areas.