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Title: Microscale Influence of Trees in its Immediate Environment in Singapore
Keywords: Trees, Air temperature, Microscale, Urban climate, Singapore
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: EWE YEH HANG (2018). Microscale Influence of Trees in its Immediate Environment in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Many Urban Heat Island (UHI) studies have proven that trees are useful in ameliorating UHI in high density urban environments. However, many of these findings were drawn from studies conducted on a local scale, which disregard the influence of trees on the microscale thermal environment. This urban climate research aims to quantify the microscale spatial, temporal and meteorological variations of air temperature underneath the tree canopy and its immediate environment. Kestrel 5400 heat stress tracker was used to collect air temperature over a horizontal stretch starting from under the tree canopy to the open ground in its immediate environment for a six day period comprising both clear and cloudy weather conditions. The result showed that the difference in air temperature underneath the tree canopy and its immediate environment is highest during day time in a clear weather condition. The findings add to the body of tropical urban climate knowledge qualitatively by enhancing our understanding of the influence of trees in a microscale setting. It will also provide the quantitative metadata that is crucial for validating and enhancing many existing urban climate models today.
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