#172 | presentation by the VRVis' Visual Analytics Group: URBAN CLIMATE: Assessment Tools and Approaches
URBAN CLIMATE: Assessment Tools and Approaches
Date: 23th February, 2023, 15.00
Urban areas worldwide display highly diverse climatic conditions that are influenced by a variety of urban morphologies, structures, materials and processes (mobility, industry, etc.). This is especially evident when urban climatic conditions are compared to the conditions of surrounding suburban and rural neighborhoods, as significantly higher temperatures will be observed in urban areas. It is equally known that urban climate and its spatio-temporal variation influence the lives of people every day. Specifically, the rise of air temperatures is likely to affect not only the health of the urban population (urban heat distress, pedestrian discomfort) but also the energy performance of the built environment (higher outdoor air temperatures lead to a significant increase in buildings' energy use for cooling) resulting in elevated levels of waste heat and poor air conditions. There are a number of assessment tools and approaches that may help us quantify the effect, such as empirical approaches and numerical simulations. The numerical simulation tools vary significantly in overall approach, underlying computational methods, informational requirements, and temporal and spatial resolution of the results. Hence, each of these methods have their advantages and limitations but are nevertheless widely used in research and practice to inform on future steps to be undertaken to mitigate the negative effects associated with the urban climate development.
The VRVis Forum is held by Milena Vuckovic, Senior Researcher in our Visual Analytics Group & Head of Research Incubator
This lecture will take place at VRVis, Donau-City-Straße 11, 1220 Vienna. Registration is not necessary.
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