The urban climatology of Barcelona - an ideal heat island model?

G. Spellman

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A general study of the climate impact of urban areas and their implications is not well served by examples drawn from British cities. The city of Barcelona in Spain provides an impressive example of the mechanisms of heat island generation. Urban climatological studies lend themselves to an interdisciplinary approach that needs to consider urban morphology and planning in addition to climatic and geographic features.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Meteorology
Issue number198
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


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