This publication reviews developments in the field of urban climatology since the Symposium on Urban Climates and Building Climatology held at Brussels in 1968 under the joint sponsorship of the World Health Organization and WMO. During this relatively short period of time the importance of understanding the atmospheric environment of human settlements has become increasingly apparent and the amount of research has greatly expanded. The review is in two parts. The first part deals mainly with observational studies. This begins with a look at work aimed at elucidating the nature of the fundamental flows of energy and water in the city-atmosphere System, and ends with a summary of the continuing work of measuring the climatological effects of these flows. The second part is concerned with attempts to model the workings of urban climates using physico-mathematical techniques.
Notes: Summaries available in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Language(s): English (eng)
Format: Hard copy, Digital (Free)