Special Issue "UHI Analysis and Evaluation with Remote Sensing Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 1571
Interests: remote sensing; satellite image processing; satellite image analysis mapping; environment; geographic information system; environmental impact assessment; climate change; spatial analysis; geospatial science
The urban heat island (UHI) is an increasingly widespread phenomenon at a global level even in small urban areas. This phenomenon leads to an increasing thermal discomfort of the population in the hottest periods, including increased mortality and morbidity, particulary among the weakest population such as the elderly and children. Higher temperatures also cause an increase in the energy required for air conditioning production. In this way, urban area emissions increase, and the UHI phenomenon is even more developed, in a circuit that seems to have no end. In the context of global climate change, it is essential to study and analyze the urban heat island phenomenon using innovative tools such as remote sensing, capable of monitoring large urban areas and giving a complete view of the phenomenon. Satellite or aerial images can be used to monitor the surface temperature, to analyze and characterize urban surfaces, and to study the critical “hot” points of the urban areas. These analyses can provide useful tools for urban planners to design actions against the UHI phenomenon.
In this Special Issue, we aim to publish papers that show how remote sensing (especially recent advances with new satellites) can help in the identification and analysis of urban heat islands to provide tools for mitigation and adaptation actions planning. We are interested in both large-scale studies, for example the analysis of the UHI phenomenon in large metropolitan areas, and also local studies, perhaps for small–medium-size urban areas in order to prove the presence of UHI also in this kind of territories.
Dr. Francesca Despini
Dr. Sofia Costanzini
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- urban heat island
- remote sensing
- land surface temperature
- thermal comfort
- urban planning
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Planned Paper :
Tentative title: Satellite Time Series Analysis for Thermal Anomalies Detection on Naples Urban Area. Abstract: Naples is the Italian most densely populated city per square kilometer (8500 inhabitants per km2). It is characterized by three main heat effects, anthropogenic heat due to intense urbanization, endogenous heat due to volcanic activity (at a very local scale), and the mitigation component due to the sea (near the shoreside). In this paper, the relation between these effects is presented, the authors faced Land Surface Temperature estimation over Naples township by processing the Landsat 8 (TIRS) and ASTER 2013 to 2022 time series by means of Google Earth Engine. To analyze the thermal images two different approaches have been followed respectively in the time domain and the spatial domain, with the aim to detect Thermal Anomalies Spots and the UHI intensity.
Keywords: Urban Heat Island, Land Surface Temperature, Landsat 8 (TIRS), ASTER, Google Earth Engine. Authors: Alessia Scalabrini (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org) Massimo Musacchio (email@example.com) Federico Rabuffi (firstname.lastname@example.org) Malvina Silvestri (email@example.com) Vito Romaniello (firstname.lastname@example.org) Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno (email@example.com)
Tentative submitting date: March 1st 2024