Urban temperature excess as a function of urban parameters in Szeged : Part 1 : sesonal patterns

Unger, János: Urban temperature excess as a function of urban parameters in Szeged : Part 1 : sesonal patterns. Acta climatologica, (34-35). pp. 5-14. (2001)

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of urban factors on the surface air temperature field of the mediumsized city of Szeged, Hungary, using of mobile measurements under different weather conditions between March 1999 and February 2000. This city with a population of about 160,000 is situated on a low, flat flood plain. The efforts have been concentrated on investigating the maximum development of the urban heat island (UHI). Tasks include the determination of spatial distribution of mean maximum UHI intensity, using of standard kriging procedure in the one-year study period, as well as in the heating and non-heating seasons. The results indicate isotherms increasing in regular concentric shapes from the suburbs toward the inner urban areas with a seasonal variation in the UHI magnitude. In the city centre, the mean maximum UHI intensity reaches more than 2.6°C, 3.1 °C and 2.1°C, respectively. As the patterns show, strong relationship exists between urban thermal excess and built-up density.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2001
Volume: 34-35
Page Range: pp. 5-14
ISSN: 0563-0614
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Földrajztudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 14. p.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 13:31
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/16857

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