Eighth Symposium on the Urban Environment
Timothy R. Oke Symposium


Urban climates and the urban surface: a review of T.R. Oke's contributions arising from conceptual representations of the urban surface

James A. Voogt, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; and S. Grimmond, S. Krayenhoff, S. M. Roberts, M. Roth, J. A. Salmond, and H. P. Schmid

Underlying our understanding of urban climates is an understanding of the urban surface and how it impacts the atmosphere above. Throughout his career, T.R. Oke has emphasized conceptual definitions of the urban surface and how they impact processes important to urban climate. In this presentation we review the conceptual definitions of the urban surface and show how our understanding and use of these definitions have led to important advances in urban climate in areas related to urban turbulence, source areas, heat storage, heat island interpretation and thermal anisotropy.

Joint Poster Session 3, Urban Climate Studies—Poster Session
Monday, 12 January 2009, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Hall 5

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