Predicting air temperatures in the urban canopy layer from measured reference data Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Computer models used to predict building heating and cooling energy and occupant thermal comfort at present rely on climate data collected at a remote meteorological station. These data are also used in making decisions on urban planning issues that require an assessment of the local climatic conditions. No account is taken of the changes in meteorological conditions caused by the urban developments, yet it is known the differences can be important. This paper reports on a project aimed at the development of a computer simulation model that will provide data representing realistic site-specific meteorological conditions, based on data from a reference site and a relatively simple characterization of the properties of both sites. These may then be input to building thermal simulation software to produce more accurate modelling of a building's thermal …

publication date

  • July 22, 2002