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Title: Local Climatic Zoning and Urban Heat Island in Beirut
Authors: Kaloustian, Noushig
Bechtel, Benjamin
Affiliations: Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts – ALBA
Keywords: Beirut
Local Climatic Zoning
Town Energy Balance
Urban Heat Island
Urban Planning
Issue Date: 2016-01-01
Part of: Procedia Engineering, Vol. 169
Start page: 216
End page: 223
Conference: International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, IC2UHI 2016 ( 4th : 30 May-1 June, 2016 : Singapore )
Local Climate Zones (LCZ) form a systematic classification scheme that is used nowadays for zoning and categorization of the internal structure of urban areas for various applications including urban climatology. This paper applies local climatic zoning mapping for Beirut, a dense city situated along the Mediterranean Sea, and provides details on the dominating urban form and materials of the city thus contributing to the identification of the main parameters that can promote the formation of an urban heat island (UHI) in the city. The thermal impact of the LCZ is evaluated based on previous Town Energy Balance (TEB) model results.
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.10.026
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Conference Paper
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