Paweł Milewski

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Urban climate research in Warsaw: the results of microclimatic network measurements

Magdalena Kuchcik, Krzysztof Błażejczyk, Paweł Milewski, Jakub Szmyd

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 4, pp. 491-504 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/GPol.2014.33

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The paper presents some aspects of Warsaw’s climate, in particular the urban heat island. UHI changesin different seasons and in different air mass types were analysed over the years 2011-2012. Average UHI in Warsaw is of a diamond shape which reflects the distribution of the densest built area and exceeds 2.0°Cin the city centre compared to the airport station. In subtropical air mass, the intensity of UHI on the leftside of the Vistula River reached 7.7°C. The basis for the analysis is the microclimatic measurement network of 28 permanent points in Warsaw and its surroundings, operated by IGSO PAS and completed by data from 7 other stations. This dense network became the IGSO PAS’ input into an UHI project titled ‘Development and application of mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures for counteracting the global Urban HeatIslands phenomenon (UHI)’ implemented through the Central Europe Program and co-financed by the ERDF.

Keywords: city climate, network of microclimatic measurements, urban heat island, Warsaw

Magdalena Kuchcik [mkuchcik@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland
Krzysztof Błażejczyk [k.blaz@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland
Paweł Milewski [pmilewski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland
Jakub Szmyd [j.szmyd@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland

Application of the UTCI to the local bioclimate of Poland’s Ziemia Kłodzka region

Paweł Milewski

Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 1, pp. 47-54 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/GPol.2013.6

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This paper presents the spatial differentiation to biothermal conditions in the Ziemia Kłodzka region of Poland, the basisfor the assessment being the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI), with spatial analysis relating to maps made usinga GIS application. The differentiation to UTCI values was defined for several types of weather.The greatest spatial differentiationto values for heat stress is to be observed in sunny, hot and dry weather in the presence of only gentle winds.Forests stand out from other types of landscape in the way they mitigate heat loads significantly.

Keywords: UTCI, Ziemia Kłodzka, Poland, GIS, bioclimatic conditions, heat loads, heat stress

Paweł Milewski [pmilewski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland