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Title: Geographical Information System (GIS)-based Urban Heat Island study in NUS campus
Authors: Hien, W.N. 
Jusuf, S.K. 
Keywords: Field measurement
GIS
NUS campus
Urban heat island
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Hien, W.N.,Jusuf, S.K. (2007). Geographical Information System (GIS)-based Urban Heat Island study in NUS campus. Sun, Wind and Architecture - The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007 : 273-280. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Urban development is the result of country's economic growth. Without careful planning, a city can cause a serious environmental impact. In the previous research on Singapore Urban Heat Island (UHI), it was found that UHI exists with intensity of 4°C. This phenomenon also exists in other countries and many researches have been conducting to understand the severity and the possible causes. This study is the extension of the Singapore urban heat island study which focuses more on the microclimate scale. An institutional campus, National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge Campus was chosen for this study. In order to map out the temperature condition, field measurement was carried out from 26 August to 25 September 2006. It was found that at the dense greenery area, the temperature condition can be lower by 3.2°C as compared with the sparse greenery area during day time. During night time the temperature difference can be 2°C around 3.00 - 4.00. It shows that urban heat island phenomena happened in NUS Kent Ridge Campus and greenery provides a good benefit by reducing the ambient temperature. All of the measurement data was put into the Geographical Information System (GIS) database and daily day time and night time temperature maps were produced. By using GIS, temperature profile across the NUS Kent Ridge campus can be generated to provide a clearer picture about the temperature distribution and facilitates further analysis.
Source Title: Sun, Wind and Architecture - The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45942
ISBN: 9810594003
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