Special Issue "Application of GIS-Based Mapping of Local Climate Zones in Urban Areas"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: urban climate; local climate zones; human thermal environment; climate change; soil temperature
Interests: urban climate; microclimate; local climate zones; remote sensing; computer modeling
The concept of local climatic zones (LCZs) has become a widely recognized standard for the description of urban climate sites and has gained substantial attention from scholars worldwide over recent years. The original concept was extended to the mapping method of urban and suburban landscape, resulting in widespread application in urban climate research and beyond. With such a radical shift in the LCZ concept, new problems were identified (e.g., the quality and level of detail of GIS data, user accuracy, appropriate resolution, spatiotemporal variability, level of generalization, and standardization of the classification). Most popular among the authors dealing with LCZ delineation are methods based on widely available remote sensing data. The majority of such studies, however, have reported user accuracy inappropriate for recent urban climate science, demanding exact data for modeling as well as for application in real urban planning. We therefore have devoted this Special Issue to GIS-based methods of LCZ delineation and their application to endorse the development of high-quality LCZ data. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:- Innovative GIS-based LCZ mapping methods;
- Analyses on producer and user accuracy for GIS-based and other methods;
- Studies on spatiotemporal variability of thermal exposure in LCZs;
- Application of LCZ concept in urban areas
Dr. Michal Lehnert
Dr. Jan Geletič
Dr. Stevan Savić
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- local climate zone
- urban climate
- urban heat island
- thermal exposure
- urban planning
- geographic information system
- urban landscape
- land use/cover