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Articles | Volume XLII-2/W2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W2, 51–55, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W2-51-2016
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W2, 51–55, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W2-51-2016

  05 Oct 2016

05 Oct 2016

3D GEO-INFORMATION IN URBAN CLIMATE STUDIES

F. Petrescu1, M. Aldea1, O. Luca1, C. Iacoboaea1, F. Gaman1, and E. Parlow2 F. Petrescu et al.
  • 1Urban Engineering and Regional Development Department, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Bd. Lacul Tei 124, sector 2, 020396 Bucharest, Romania
  • 2Meteorology, Climatology and Remote Sensing (MCR Lab), Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Klingelbergstr. 27, 4056, Basel, Switzerland

Keywords: 3D geo-information, Urban climate, Urban planning, Urban climate characteristics, Numerical models

Abstract. 3D geo-information is essential for urban climate studies. It is obvious that both natural environment and built-up environment play the fundamental role in defining the climatic conditions for urban areas, which affect the quality of human life and human comfort. The paper presents the main categories of 3D geo-information used in urban climate studies and roles in creating and operating the numerical models specially designed to simulate urban planning scenarios and improvement of the urban climate situation.