We are a bunch of physical geographers and other people with similar expertise interested in exploring the connections between the (sub)tropical climate and the urban landscape through our research and teaching.
We are lucky enough to work on things we like doing: studying what urban areas do to the climate, and what these changes in climate do to people!
Our research is related to climate change and urbanization, the two global megatrends that transform human life and directly impact each other.
The Urban Climate Lab (UCL) supports experimental and modelling research with a focus on:
basic research into the physics of urban climates through micrometeorological measurements (e.g. energy balance, urban heat island and outdoor thermal comfort)
investigation of the local-scale increment on background global warming due to the urban heat island
development of survey/measurement methodology for urban scale meteorological analysis
study of urban land surface temperatures using satellite imagery
local/regional-scale urban climate modelling (e.g. evaluation and improvement of building effect parameterizations)