16 Jan 2019

Urban Heat Island

When discussing the impact of global climate change on our daily life and health, the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is often mentioned as an additional source of heat stress for urbanize areas. In fact, the term “Urban Heat Island” can be traced back at least to 1833 when Luke Howard published ...
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06 Aug 2018

How dry can it get?

Water availability is the key factor when looking at thermal performances of natural soils and vegetation. Let’s have a look at the soil: If the soil begins to dry out, it loses its capability to “destroy” the incoming energy through evaporation. Of course, the energy is not really “destroye...
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