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The Effect of Land Cover on the Air and Surface Urban Heat Island of a Desert Oasis

AL-ALI, ABDULRAHMAN,MUBARAK,H

Titre : The Effect of Land Cover on the Air and Surface Urban Heat Island of a Desert Oasis

Auteur : AL-ALI, ABDULRAHMAN,MUBARAK,H

Université de soutenance : Durham University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2015

Présentation
Cities often experience a distinct climate compared to the surrounding area characterized by differences in air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and amount of precipitation. Thus far, research on the urban heat island (UHI) effect has focused on cool temperate, Mediterranean and tropical climatic regions, whereas less attention has been given to the study of arid regions where the daytime surface temperature can be extremely high. This study concerns the Al Ahsa oasis, Saudi Arabia, which is a rapidly developing urban centre in an arid region. The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of land cover on the urban and sub-urban environment using ground data and multi-scale and multi-temporal satellite thermal imagery.

Mots clés : Urban climate, remote sensing, urban heat island of a desert oasis

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