Event Title

Using 3D Maps to Assess Urban Heat Island Effects

Location

Collier Library

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Michael Pretes

Event Website

https://www.una.edu/studentresearch/

Start Date

22-4-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2019 2:00 PM

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Description

"Using 3D Maps to Assess Urban Heat Island Effects

Drew Merrell

How can 3D and interactive maps provide problem solving methods to the urban heat island phenomenon? On average, urban areas absorb significantly more energy than rural areas. This storing of energy is causing a rise in the average temperatures of cities. In addition to the temperature, the climate itself is also experiencing changes. If builders were to use a more energy efficient material to construct buildings, they may be able to reduce the heat island effect. In this study, I will use existing remotely-sensed imagery as well as drones to determine building composition and building materials used, and will place thermometers near different building types in order to assess how building materials affect temperature. This data will be mapped in order to determine how different building material types affect the temperature of different parts of urban areas. I will use Nashville and Birmingham as case study areas. (Note: this poster presents proposed research, and not completed research.)"

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Apr 22nd, 1:00 PM Apr 22nd, 2:00 PM

Using 3D Maps to Assess Urban Heat Island Effects

Collier Library

"Using 3D Maps to Assess Urban Heat Island Effects

Drew Merrell

How can 3D and interactive maps provide problem solving methods to the urban heat island phenomenon? On average, urban areas absorb significantly more energy than rural areas. This storing of energy is causing a rise in the average temperatures of cities. In addition to the temperature, the climate itself is also experiencing changes. If builders were to use a more energy efficient material to construct buildings, they may be able to reduce the heat island effect. In this study, I will use existing remotely-sensed imagery as well as drones to determine building composition and building materials used, and will place thermometers near different building types in order to assess how building materials affect temperature. This data will be mapped in order to determine how different building material types affect the temperature of different parts of urban areas. I will use Nashville and Birmingham as case study areas. (Note: this poster presents proposed research, and not completed research.)"

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