Title: Exploring Methods for Developing Local Climate Zones to Support Climate Research / Meteorological and climate prediction models at the urban scale increasingly require more accurate and high-resolution data. The Local Climate Zone (LCZ) system is an initiative to standardize a classification scheme of the urban landscape, based mainly on the properties of surface structure (e.g., building, tree height, density) and surface cover (pervious vs. impervious).
The cartography of Local Climate Zones (LCZ) of Barcelona has been published in the lcz-generator repository. Elaborated by Joan Gilabert.
The cartography of Local Climate Zones (LCZ) of Oslo has been published in the lcz-generator repository. Elaborated by Laurence Sigler and co-directed by Joan Gilabert and Gara Villalba
Trends of extreme-temperature episodes in cities are increasing (in frequency, magnitude and duration) due to regional climate change in interaction with urban effects. Urban morphologies and thermal properties of the materials used to build them are factors that influence.