Wetlands Appraisal Method to Alleviate Urban Heat Island Effect
Fulin Zhang1, Danna Shao2, Yaoming Shao3
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1College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University,
No. 1239, Siping Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai City, 200092, P. R. China
2College of Resources Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University,
No. 19, XinJieKouWai St., HaiDian District, Beijing 100875, P. R. China
3Research Center of Hangzhou Urban Planning and Construction of New Technology,
No. 15, WenSan Road, XiHu District, Hangzhou 310012, P. R. China
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(5):1805-1812
Hangzhou is in the process of becoming a world-famous city known for its quality of life and advancement of environmental protection. This research evaluates how the city’s surrounding environment is affected by the development of urban wetlands. It is simulated upon the numerical model on an urban scale, with the full advantage of meteorological data and updated techniques related to RS (remote sensing), GIS (geographic information system), and meteorological numerical simulation. Results with figures and meteorological data show that urban wetlands in Hangzhou alleviate the urban heat island effect as well as high temperatures in summer, and significant economic benefits can also be derived from this environmental improvement.
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