Climate

September 25, 2008

Aerial Remote Sensing of the Urban Heat Islands

Objective Record the surface temperature profile of highly developed areas of Chicago, Illinois. Methodology Record infrared and digital video from an aerial platform (helicopter) during two different times; once during the peak day and again after sunset. Significance The City of Chicago

September 25, 2008

Relation between Urban Morphology and Heat Vulnerability in the City of Chicago

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health impact of excessive heat events increases the incidence of mortality and morbidity in affected populations. Modern examples of such events include the heatwaves in France that took the lives of 15,000 citizens in summer of 2003 and the severe heat waves that hit the greater […]

September 25, 2008

City of Phoenix Park-n-Ride Solar Facility

Solar panels were mounted on the top of a shaded parking canopy. These panels generate electricity to power the security guard station as well as provide lighting for the parking lot. The NCE installed temperature sensors to record the temperatures above and below the canopies and at the surface of the exposed and non exposed […]

September 25, 2008

Urban Heat Island Surface Analysis

Objective Determine the contributing factors that lead to the elevated surface temperatures observed from ASTER Satellite Thermographs taken of City of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport Methodology Install meteorological stations within airport boundary. Identify surface material types, locations and design using engineering drawings and aerial photography.  Measure surface temperatures using infrared thermography over two, 24-hour periods.  […]