Sheikh Ahmad Zaki
Effects of urban morphology on microclimate parameters in an urban university campus.
Zaki, Sheikh Ahmad; Othman, Nurnida Elmira; Syahidah, Siti Wan; Yakub, Fitri; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Shahidan, Mohd Fairuz; Saudi, Ahmad Shakir Mohd
Nurnida Elmira Othman
Siti Wan Syahidah
Jorge Alfredo Ardila-Rey
Mohd Fairuz Shahidan
Ahmad Shakir Mohd Saudi
This study investigated the effects of urban morphology on microclimate parameters in an urban university campus in Malaysia. Outdoor air temperatures (Tout) were recorded at eight different locations inside the campus for seven days. The study used three urban morphological parameters such as green cover ratio, height-to-width (H/W) ratio, and sky view factor (SVF). The relationship between urban morphological parameters and Tout obtained from in situ measurements was investigated. The results showed that, at a dense green cover ratio of 22% in a 7833 m2 area where the H/W ratio was 0.2, Tout was reduced by about 1% due to a long building shadow cover (12 h) and a high range of SVF (from 0.61 to 0.68). The use of geographic information system (GIS) to generate the spatial data of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus (UTMKL), morphological features and in situ Tout distributions provided useful information of Tout variations, and proved the applicability of GIS as a useful tool in smart city urban planning.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Apr 30, 2020|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||ZAKI, S.A., OTHMAN, N.E., SYAHIDAH, S.W., YAKUB, F., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ARDILA-REY, J.A., SHAHIDAN, M.F. and SAUDI, A.S.M. 2020. Effects of urban morphology on microclimate parameters in an urban university campus. Sustainability [online], 12(7), article ID 2962. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072962|
|Keywords||Urban microclimate; Urban morphology; GIS; Field measurement; University campus; Thermal environment; Air temperature; Green cover ratio|
ZAKI 2020 Effects of urban morphology
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