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The impact of pavement materials on surface temperature

Md Mahani, Siti Halijah and Ab Sani, Jasasikin (2016) The impact of pavement materials on surface temperature. In: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Landscape Seminar : UMRAN2016, 25 April 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Urban heat island refers to the higher of urban area compared to the surrounding rural areas. Previous studies on urban heat island (UHI) often prove the existence of significant effect of land cover on urban surface temperature. The urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon rises as urbanization increases. A key characteristic of urban areas is artificial surfaces, which can absorb and store great amounts of heat throughout the day. While standard pavements like asphalt and concrete have been extensively studied, newly introduced pervious pavements have not been intensively analyzed. My study examined the pavement material of impervious and pervious pavement materials and their association with surface temperatures. As a case study, I investigated an area on the International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak campus exhibiting open areas of asphalt, brick pavers and pebble wash. I collected the data of material temperatures during the warmest time of day, between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., using an infrared thermometer for surface temperatures. Using Microsoft excel, I found differences in surface temperatures of each material.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4984/55553
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban heat island, pavement, impervious and pervious pavement materials
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
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: Jasa Jasasikin Ab Sani
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 10:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55553

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