Urban Heat Island studies: Current status in India and a comparison with the International studies

Veena, K and Parammasivam, KM and Venkatesh, TN (2020) Urban Heat Island studies: Current status in India and a comparison with the International studies. Journal of Earth System Science, 129 (1). ISSN 23474327

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Abstract

Urbanization has resulted in many critical issues like increase in pollution levels, sudden climatic changes and the rise of temperature in the urban area, that is the formation of Urban Heat Islands (UHI). As the density of population rises, most of the land areas are being converted into cities and cities grows very rapidly. Due to the UHI eAect, the cities are becoming hotter day by day. In India, all the metropolitan cities are victims of UHI eAect and the severity of heat formation, necessitates research in this area. The present paper evaluates the trends of UHI studies in Indian cities and its out reach till 2018. Heat Island classiBcation, methods of studying UHI in India and their limitation are discussed. Eventually a comparison of new trends of UHI studies in the world and where India lacks its growth in UHI research are included in this paper. One of the Bndings is that numerical modelling studies are very limited in India in this Beld and more focus in this area is required.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Geosciences (General)
GEOSCIENCES > Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 11:39
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 11:39
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/13377

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