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Title (Primary) Temporal modes and spatial patterns of urban air temperatures and limitations of heat adaptation
Author Schlink, U.; Mohamdeen, A.; Raabe, A.;
Journal Environmental Modelling & Software
Year 2020
Department SUSOZ;
Volume 132
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T13;
Keywords Urban air temperature; Empirical orthogonal functions; EMVI-met; Climate change; Adaptation
Abstract A hot-spot region of climate change is the Middle East where temperatures actually have a rising tendency and this will increase in the future. To mitigate the progressing thermal burden urban planning has to develop adaptation measures. On the basis of micrometeorological simulations for a quarter in Cairo we suggest a decomposition of air temperatures into two temporal and two spatial patterns, respectively explaining 97% and 94% of the temperature variability. We find that land-use has a significant impact on the spatial temperature distribution and should be modified for the purpose of heat adaptation. However, just 13% of the spatial temperature patterns are represented by land-use, which is a quite limited impact. Regional weather conditions are the dominant factor for the spatial as well as the temporal development of urban heat.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=23510
Schlink, U., Mohamdeen, A., Raabe, A. (2020):
Temporal modes and spatial patterns of urban air temperatures and limitations of heat adaptation
Environ. Modell. Softw. 132 , art. 104773