Lecture 1.4 Framework for Understanding and Addressing Urban Heat


By Ariane Middel and Jennifer Vanos, Arizona State University

Learning Objectives
* the essential elements of urban climatology for understanding the UHI effect
* the different types of urban heat islands and their spatio-temporal characteristics
* the most common observation and modeling approaches
* the basics elements and nature of outdoor thermal comfort
* the various metrics used to quantify outdoor thermal comfort
* how climate-sensitive design can improve outdoor thermal comfort


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