Classification of the urban heat island patterns

Sümeghy, Zoltán and Unger, János: Classification of the urban heat island patterns. In: Acta climatologica, (36-37). pp. 93-100. (2003)

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The studied city (Szeged, Hungary) is located on a low and flat flood plain with a population of 160,000. Data were collected by mobile measurements in a grid network under different weather conditions between April 2002 and March 2003 in the time of the maximum development of the urban heat island (UHI). Tasks include: (i) Construction of isotherm maps to show the seasonal mean spatial distributions of the UHI intensity applying the standard Kriging procedure, (ii) Classification of individual temperature patterns into generalized types using normalization and cross-correlation. In the studied periods the spatial distribution of UHI intensity fields had a concentric shape with some local irregularities. As a result of the UHI pattern classification using correlation coefficients eight types of the form can be distinguished. The shifts of the forms in comparison with the regular centralized pattern are, presumably, in connection with the prevailing wind directions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2003
Volume: 36-37
ISSN: 0563-0614
Page Range: pp. 93-100
Language: English
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Szeged, Földrajztudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 99-100.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2021. Apr. 15. 14:51

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