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Identifying urban heat island at medium scale: the Barcelona case

Author
Arellano, Blanca; Roca, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
11th Congress Virtual City and Territory
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016
Book of congress proceedings
Back to the sense of the city
First page
798
Last page
812
Publisher
Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/91015 Open in new window
Abstract
There is a large consensus that cities have a special role in the process of climate change. Cities are responsible for 75% of global energy consumption and 80% of GHG emissions, both due to "lifestyle" generated in the last 150 years and changes associated with urbanization process in the era of globalization and urban sprawl. The specialized literature has devoted many efforts to analyze the contribution of urban systems to climate change, occupying the Urban Heat Island (UHI) an important pla...
Citation
Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep. Identifying urban heat island: the Barcelona case. A: Virtual City and Territory. "Back to the Sense of the City: International Monograph Book". Barcelona: Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions, 2016, p. 798-812.
Keywords
Climate change, LST, Land use, NDVI, UHI, Urban sprawl
Group of research
CPSV - Centre of Land Policy and Valuations

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