Green areas and urban heat island: Combining remote sensed data with ground observations
Document typeConference report
PublisherInternational Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Rights accessOpen Access
Climate Change is now an undisputed fact (IPCC, 2007). There is a broad consensus on fact that cities have a special role in Climate Change, occupying an especially relevant role in Urban Heat Island (Oke, 1973). This scientific and technical consensus, however, does not seem to have influenced urban planning practice. The analysis of the UHI is today a fundamental element for the proper understanding of the primary factors of the contribution of cities to CC. The analysis of the structure of climate in Metropolitan Areas should enable the adoption of measures to mitigate the adverse effects of CC[J1]. This paper proposes the construction of a set of explanatory models of the UHI of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (MRB) aimed at assisting planners in taking measures that serve, at the level of territorial and urban planning, to mitigate the effects of climate change. The general objective of the research is to study, using remote sensing techniques as well as
CitationRoca, J., Arellano, Blanca, E. B. I. D. Green areas and urban heat island: Combining remote sensed data with ground observations. A: SPIE Optics + Photonics. "Proceedings of SPIE 2018". Washington: International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2018, p. 1-17.