Modeling LULC effect on the urban area of Ottawa City

Parham Mirzaei Ahranjani, Akashi Mochida, Hiroshi Yoshino, Fariborz Haghighat

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Abstract

Increase of energy consumption and deforestation within cities has already begun raising average urban temperature: this phenomenon is called urban heat island (UHL). A phenomenon in which there is a consistent increase in unban air temperature and a decrease in the relative humidity as compare to rural areas. Generally, research on this topic has been based on observational, theoretical and modeling approaches. During the recent years, many models have been developed to analyze the relationship between the UHI and the potential parameters such as meteorological or pedestrian level, turbulent model, urban complexity introduced by the roughness sub-layer, radiation model, and the anthropogenic heat including vehicles, stationary sources and metabolism. The paper first briefly describes the existing modeling approaches and it then reports the effect of landuse land-cover (LULC) on the UHI using the software Meso-scale Model version 5 (MM5). The city of Ottawa is used for this case study and the LULC parameters considered are: grass land, water and urban areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Built Environment
Pages481-486
Number of pages6
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

Other

Other6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period07/10/2807/10/31

Keywords

  • LULC
  • MM5
  • Urban heat island

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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