Effect of Urbanization on the Urban Heat Island in Fukuoka-Kitakyushu Metropolitan Area, Japan

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Abstract

In the coastal cities, the use of the sea breeze to mitigate the urban heat island phenomenon has attracted attention. To accumulate data for the urban climate in the Fukuoka-Kitakyushu metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Japan and located in coastal area, numerical simulations with a meso-scale meteorological model, the Weather Research and Forecast model (WRF), and upper air observation with Doppler LIDAR were carried out in the summer of 2015, simultaneously. The results of this study suggested that the urbanization process weakened sea breeze penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event4th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, IC2UHI 2016 - , Singapore
Duration: May 30 2016Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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