Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 4

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UHI effect in the city of Padua: simulations and mitigation strategies using the Rayman and Envimet models

Marco Noro, Filippo Busato, Renato M. Lazzarin

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 4, pp. 517-530
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.35

Abstract

The UHI phenomenon was studied in a medium size city in the North-East of Italy and the results are reported in this paper. Experimental measurements were carried out during the summer of 2012, measuring the main thermo-hygrometric variables by mobile survey and also the mean radiant temperature in characteristic sites of the city area: the historic centre, high and low density populated residential zones, the industrial zone and the rural zone. Two simulation models were used in order to calculate the effect of some mitigation strategieson UHI intensity and outdoor thermal comfort indexes for four typical days of the year.

Keywords: medium size cities, mean radiant temperature, mitigation strategy, outdoor thermal comfort simulations, urban heat island

Marco Noro, Department of Management and Engineering University of Padua Stradella S. Nicola 3, 36100 Vicenza: Italy
Filippo Busato, Department of Management and Engineering University of Padua Stradella S. Nicola 3, 36100 Vicenza: Italy
Renato M. Lazzarin, Department of Management and Engineering University of Padua Stradella S. Nicola 3, 36100 Vicenza: Italy