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作者 Slater, Graham Andrew
書名 The ability of urban parks to reduce air temperatures of surrounding neighbourhoods: A study of 4 Toronto parks
國際標準書號 9780494646755
book jacket
說明 144 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-01, page: 0023
Thesis (M.L.A.)--University of Guelph (Canada), 2010
With increasing world population and urbanization, the need for reducing urban temperatures and their associated health consequences is becoming more critical. Vegetated urban parks can be up to 6°C cooler than their urban surroundings; however, conflicting micro-scale research exists on their ability to reduce local urban heat islands. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of park cooling to mitigate the urban heat island effects of their surroundings. Using instruments mounted to the front of a bicycle at 105m above ground level; air temperature, solar radiation, and humidity were measured at 2m intervals along four street-park-street linear transects in Toronto, Ontario. Results indicated that parks were cooler than their surrounding streets, and that park cooling, while variable, can extend almost 100m beyond a park's borders. In conclusion, these findings generate design implications that inform urban park design, creating cooler neighbourhoods, increased human thermal comfort, and climate-sensitive design
Keywords: Park Cool Island; Microclimate; Urban Heat Island; Vegetated green space; Urban climate
School code: 0081
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 49-01
主題 Physical Geography
Landscape Architecture
Atmospheric Sciences
Alt Author University of Guelph (Canada)
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