Source area definition for local climate zones studies. A systematic review

Núñez Peiró, Miguel and Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen and Neila González, Francisco Javier (2019). Source area definition for local climate zones studies. A systematic review. "Building and Environment", v. 148 ; pp. 258-285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.10.050.

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Title: Source area definition for local climate zones studies. A systematic review
Author/s:
  • Núñez Peiró, Miguel
  • Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen
  • Neila González, Francisco Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Building and Environment
Date: 15 January 2019
Volume: 148
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: source area; sensor footprint; local climate zones; heat island; urban environment; systematic review
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
UPM's Research Group: Arquitectura Bioclimática en un entorno sostenible ABIO
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Abstract

The correct contextualisation of urban measurements is one of the challenges that urban climate researchers have been dealing with for decades. The Local Climate Zones scheme (LCZs) emerges as a system for characterising these measurements from the thermal perspective. The rapid embracing of the LCZs by researchers from many disciplines, altogether with its adoption for other purposes such as planning, has led to an inexistent or, at its best, flexible use of the source area definition. This practice might call into question the contextualisation of many measurements, highlighting the imperative need to shed light on the source area methods within the urban context. In this study, a systematic review is conducted to compile previous experiences in which the source area was applied in the built environment. Results obtained from the systematic search are summarized and presented according to three scales: the inertial sublayer, the roughness sublayer, and the urban canopy layer. These previous experiences are studied according to their methodological contribution to the source area definition, emphasizing those studies that have considered this concept altogether with the LCZ scheme. This review aims at promoting the knowledge about footprint methodologies and its correct application within the LCZs.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainBIA2013-41732-RMODIFICAFrancisco Javier Neila GonzálezModelo predictivo del comportamiento de edificios de vivienda bajo los efectos de la isla de calor de Madrid

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Item ID: 55642
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55642/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55642
DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.10.050
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.10.050
Deposited by: Miguel Núñez Peiró
Deposited on: 29 Jun 2019 06:03
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2019 06:03
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