Public Lecture: Hot in the city, Urban Heat Islands explained
Professor Janet Barlow Department of Meteorology, and Director of the Centre for Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments (TSBE).
Most of us live or work in an urban area and have experienced the unique nature of an urban climate. The best known example is an Urban Heat Island, where the centre of a town can be several degrees warmer than its rural surroundings. What causes the Urban Heat Island? Can we alter the design of our cities to beat the heat in the future? This lecture will explore the meteorological processes controlling our city temperatures.