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Intra urban air temperature distributions in historic urban center

Remaz Ossen, Dilshan and Jamei, Elmira (2012) Intra urban air temperature distributions in historic urban center. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 8 (5). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1553-345X

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The study investigates the urban heat island effect in Malaysian historic town Malacca through seven mobile traverses, as carried out on 10 December 2011. It aims to identify the intra-urban air temperature differences between heritage core zone, new development area and outskirts of the city. Air temperature variations were also analyzed across three different zones; namely the outskirts, the heritage site and the city center district. Heat index values were then calculated based on air temperature and relative humidity to gauge the level of outdoor thermal comfort within the study area. Based on the indications, one may conclude that the heritage place’s core zone is currently threatened by escalating temperatures and that its current temperature range falls within the “caution” and “extreme caution” categories. Furthermore, no significant difference was observed between the peak temperatures of the old city quarters and newer areas; despite the disparities in their urban forms. Therefore, it is hoped that the study, with its implications, will be able to influence future environmental consideration in heritage city of Melaka.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Intra-urban Temperature, Mobile Traverse, Tropical Climate
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:37525
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Apr 2014 16:02
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 16:19

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