Recent Submissions

  • Modelling nighttime air temperature from remote sensing imagery and GIS data 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep; Martínez Santafé, Maria Dolors; Serra de Larrocha, Carina; Lana Pons, Francisco Javier; Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2021)
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    The estimation of the Earth's surface temperature (LST) from the infrared thermal radiation (TIR) emitted by the Earth detected by means of remote sensing has allowed a giant leap in climate analysis. The specialized ...
  • A new approach to the estimation of the nighttime land surface temperature 

    Zheng, Qianhui; Roca Cladera, Josep (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2021)
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    In the context of global warming, the urban heat island (UHI) has become more and more serious, aggravating the severity of heat waves impacts, which not only cause pollution and increase energy consumption, but also pose ...
  • Brechas y oportunidades en el diseño y la gestión de políticas de regeneración urbana: estudio de 5 barrios vulnerables de Barcelona 

    Piasek, Gonzalo; Vima Grau, Sara; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (2021-07)
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    En el marco de una investigación sobre políticas de regeneración urbana, este trabajo se propone realizar un análisis crítico de la manera en que ciertos programas “aterrizan” en 5 barrios de alta vulnerabilidad de la ...
  • Learning GIS in Architecture: An Educational Experience to Improve Student ICT Skills 

    Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar; Redondo Domínguez, Ernesto; Valls Dalmau, Francesc (IGI Global, 2016)
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    The introduction of Information and Communication Technology tools in the architectural practice can be challenging. This chapter discusses an educational approach to teach Geographic Information Systems to architecture ...
  • New ways of life: is polycentrism tackling dispersal in Mediterranean metropolises?: a first approach 

    Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro; Ruiz Lineros, Manuel A.; Aguirre Núñez, Carlos Andrés; Cerdà Troncoso, Jorge Francisco (2011)
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    Metropolization has become the prevailing way of life in a world where 53% of its population lives in cities. Nevertheless, urban expansion has followed different models beyond suburbs and sprawl, in metropolises where ...
  • The extraction of urbanized areas through images of high resolution nighttime lights 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (2020-08-21)
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    Satellite nocturnal images of the earth are a useful way to identify urbanisation. Nighttime lights have been used in a variety of scientific contributions, including studies on the identification of metropolitan areas as ...
  • Application of conventional UAVs for the identification and classification of dense green spaces 

    Roca Cladera, Josep; Arellano Ramos, Blanca (IGI Global. Publisher of Timely Knowledge, 2021-04)
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    The objective of this chapter is to show the usefulness of conventional UAVs for the identification, inventory and classification of trees in the context of dense green spaces. The aim is to demonstrate the potential of ...
  • Can nighttime imagery identify urban sprawl? 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2020)
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    Nighttime light imagery of the earth are a useful way to study the urbanization process. Satellite nocturnal images have been used to identify metropolitan areas as well as urban growth. However, the study of the extent ...
  • Urban landscapes and night time urban heat island 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2020)
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    The study of urban heat islands (UHI) is of great importance in the context of climate change (CC) and global warming. Cities accumulate heat in urban land covers as well as in built infrastructures, representing true ...
  • Identifying urban sprawl by night lights: a pending issue 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2020)
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    Nighttime light imagery of the earth are a useful way to study the urbanization process. Satellite nocturnal images have been used to identify metropolitan areas as well as urban growth. However, the study of the extent ...
  • Cooling Effect of Urban Parks in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona: The sample of Viladecans, Gavà and Castelldefels urban continuous 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep; García Haro, Alan (Universidade da Coruña, 2020)
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    This study presents a multi-stage approach to quantify the cooling effect of urban parks in the metropolitan region of Barcelona from the Land Surface Temperature (LST) of Landsat-8 of a summer day. We quantified the cooling ...
  • Can Planning Mitigate UHI? A “Remote Sensing” and “Local Climate Zones” Analysis for Barcelona 

    Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio; Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (Universidade da Coruña, 2020)
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    Warming of the climate system is unequivocal [1]. There is a consensus on the fact that cities have a special role in Climate Change (CC). In this context, maybe one of the most relevant climatic factors is the Urban Heat ...

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