An uncoupled pavement-urban canyon model for heat islands

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Abstract

Urban Heat Islands (UHIs) are a major environmental consequence of developing urban infrastructure, including pavements. The effect of a specific pavement on the urban environment depends on not just the pavement structure, but also the weather and urban form of the location. To develop a rational approach towards incorporating these variables in UHI analysis, a microscale, uncoupled pavement-urban canyon model was developed and applied on the warmest hour for 30-year representative weather data in Chicago. The UHI intensity was found to vary spatially not just with the aspect ratio of the urban canyon, but also its relative position, as well as the structure of the pavement. Furthermore, future weather scenarios such as warming trends, elevated the UHI intensity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPavement Life-Cycle Assessment - Proceedings of the Pavement Life-cycle Assessment Symposium, 2017
EditorsImad L. Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, John Harvey
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages111-119
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781138066052
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventSymposium on Life-Cycle Assessment of Pavements, Pavement LCA 2017 - Champaign, United States
Duration: Apr 12 2017Apr 13 2017

Publication series

NamePavement Life-Cycle Assessment - Proceedings of the Pavement Life-cycle Assessment Symposium, 2017

Other

OtherSymposium on Life-Cycle Assessment of Pavements, Pavement LCA 2017
CountryUnited States
CityChampaign
Period4/12/174/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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