Urban Heat Island Effect
Today’s podcast is with Dr. Bin Zhou who conducts research on the urban heat island effect.
I talk to Bin about his recent work on the urban heat island effect including how Bin got interested in the topic and how he conducts his work. We also discuss how city size, seasons, fractality, and anisometry influence the heat island effect. We also explore what can be done to reduce the heat island effect and how it relates to climate change.
What to know more about Bin’s work? Check out some of the links below:
Zhou, B., D. Rybski, and Jürgen P. Kropp. "On the statistics of urban heat island intensity." Geophysical research letters 40.20 (2013): 5486-5491. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013GL057320/full
Zhou, Bin, et al. "Assessing seasonality in the surface urban heat island of London." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 55.3 (2016): 493-505. https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0041.1
Zhou, Bin, Diego Rybski, and Jürgen P. Kropp. "The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island." Scientific Reports 7.1 (2017): 4791. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-04242-2
Zhou, Bin, Diego Rybski, and Jürgen P. Kropp. "On the relation between UHI intensity and city proximity." arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.01726 (2017). https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.01726
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