Influence of Urban Landscapes to Microclimatic Variances in a Tropical City
The outdoor spaces of hot-humid tropical cities are exposed directly to the high intensity of solar radiation. The increased heat gain contributes to the thermal discomfort in an urban environment. This study investigates the variability of outdoor air temperature produced on the different urban landscape morphology in Putrajaya. Results revealed that the temperature distribution is strongly influenced by the urban landscape morphology where significant temperature differences are observed at various urban areas. The findings could contribute toward a better understanding on the interrelationship between urban landscape morphology and its influence on the microclimatic atmosphere.
Keywords: Urban landscape morphology; outdoor temperature; thermal variation; tropical city
2398-4295 © 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.
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