Urban Climate







Urbanization leads to a profound transformation of the countryside and, hence, to a shift in local climate and air quality. The construction of buildings, paving of streets, sealing of areas, reduction of vegetation and high traffic intensities are important aspects. Among other consequences, these changes result in decreasing wind speeds, less evapotranspiration, higher particle concentrations and increasing uptakes of solar radiation. All of the mentioned factors cause a rise in temperatures compared to the rural surroundings of a city, generating the so called Urban Heat Island (UHI). In order to study various aspects of the urban climate, we have different research approaches. For further information, please click on the icons.