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Special Issue "Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques and Technologies"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 3156
Special Issue Editors
2. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: urban climate simulation; urban heat island mitigation; building’s energy efficiency
Interests: climate variability; artificial neural networks; atmosphere; regional climate modeling; extreme events
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Special Issue Information
The journal Atmosphere launches a new Special Issue on Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques and Technologies and, as the Special Issue Editors, we would like to invite you to contribute your research achievements in this field.
In the context of the increased urban population growth and despite the multiple facilities offered to the citizens of large cities concerning health, education, and technical knowledge, major worrying issues have also arisen, with the most important involving the urban warming and the urban heat island effect. In addition, according to the latest scientific reports of the IPCC, the ongoing climate change and global warming is expected to exacerbate the worrying environmental conditions on the already degraded urban environment, affecting both human well-being and building’s energy performance.
Given the growing energy, environmental, and societal challenges imposed, the definition of suitable mitigation strategies that would lead to the attenuation of the phenomenon and the resilience of modern cities is more urgent than ever.
In this context, this Special Issue aims to invite high-quality studies, covering topics such as (a) the evaluation of the urban climate using numerical and/or experimental approaches, (b) the contribution of the urban heat island mitigation strategies on the improvement of the outdoor thermal environment, citizens’ thermal comfort and buildings’ energy performance, (c) the assessment of the effect of climate change challenges on the urban areas including extreme heatwaves and flash floods, and (d) the definition of performance indicators and decision support criteria for optimal urban design.
The selection of the papers for this Special Issue will be based both on their innovation and originality but also their scientific and applied findings, suggesting a valuable contribution in the scientific community.
Dr. Stella Tsoka
Dr. Konstantia Tolika
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- urban microclimate
- urban heat island
- mitigation strategies
- cool materials
- urban greenery
- evaporative techniques
- microclimate simulation
- climate change