Urban Heat Islands Reexamined

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Satyaprakash, PhD – Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India
Anne W. M. Ng, PhD – Senior Lecturer, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
BISAC: SCI092000; TEC036000; TEC005050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/RKFG7202

Urban Heat Islands Reexamined refers to the phenomenon of increased temperatures in urban areas due to dense high-rise buildings and entrapped heat. The effects of urban heat islands are compounded by climate change, which drives temperatures up even further. This book will provide readers with an overview of the current understanding of urban heat islands and will give them an understanding of ways to mitigate the effects of urban heat islands.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Classification of Urbanization and Urban Heat Island
G. S. N. V. K. S. N. Swamy, PhD
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Chapter 2. Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Strategies: International Studies and Current Status in India
Jagabandhu Panda1, Asmita Mukherjee1 and Sudhansu S. Rath2
1
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India
2CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore, India

Chapter 3. The Relationship between Climate Change Impacts on Urban Heat Island and Water Demand for Urban Green Spaces
Raphael Chukwuka Nnachi1 Anne W. M. Ng2,3 and Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman Tariq4,5
1Faculty of Biological Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Abakaliki, Nigeria
2College of Engineering, Information Technology and Environment, Charles Darwin University, Brinkin, Australia
3Energy and Resources Institute, Charles Darwin University, Brinkin, Australia
4College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
5Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Chapter 4. Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Urban Heat Island: A Multi-City Case Study in India
Satyaprakash and Pinakana Sai Deepak
Department of Civil Engineering, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP. India

Chapter 5. A Holistic Approach for Outdoor Thermal Comfort Evaluation and Strategies to Reduce Urban Heat Island
Vaibhav Rai Khare1, Priyanka Kumari2   and Vaishaly1
1
Environmental Design Solutions, New Delhi, India
2School of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Chapter 6. Investigating the Cooling Load of a University Building: A Case Study in Darwin
Mohit Saini1, Anne W.M. Ng1,2, Hing-Wah Chau3,4, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman Tariq3,4, Elmira Jamei3,4, Saeed Kimiaei5, Raphael Chukwuka Nnachi6, Mostafizur Rahman1 and Hooman Mehdizadeh-Rad1,2
1
College of Engineering, Information Technology and Environment, Charles Darwin University, Brinkin, Australia
2Energy and Resources Institute, Charles Darwin University, Brinkin, Australia
3College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
4Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
5Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technnology, Azadi Ave, Tehran, Iran
6Faculty of Biological Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Nigeria

Index


Editor’s ORCID iD

Satyaprakash0000-0001-6633-7480
Anne W. M. Ng – 0000-0002-7698-9068