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Assessing the microclimate of green and less-green tropical landscape environment

Abu Bakar, Aniza and Abdul Malek, Nurhayati (2015) Assessing the microclimate of green and less-green tropical landscape environment. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development (EED '15), 23 - 25 April 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Landscape settings shape the microclimate or thermal performance of the outdoor environment with vegetation and ground surface materials as among the affecting variables. This paper presents the microclimatic impact of landscape settings of two sites with different landscape environment during the wet and dry monsoon seasons of the tropical environment of Malaysia. The study involves field measurement of air temperature, relative humidity and wind environment from 0800hr to 1700hr, conducted on several days of the said monsoon regimes. The results show significant results in terms of the magnitude of air temperature differences between the studied sites, with similar patterns observed on the relative humidity. The wind environment seems to be also affected by the landscape settings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3434/47053
Uncontrolled Keywords: ground surfaces, microclimate, vegetation
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014 Environmental engineering.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Aniza Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 23 May 2016 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47053

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