Urban Heat Island Effects of Concrete Road and Asphalt Pavement Roads

  • Muhammet Vefa AkpınarEmail author
  • Sedat Sevin
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Near-surface heat islands can affect human comfort, air quality, and energy use of buildings. Paved surfaces make a contribution considerably to the temperature of towns because they cover a remarkably large fraction of metropolis surfaces. Very few researches were undertaken to quantitatively analyze the version of heat flux from asphalt and concrete pavement surfaces. Knowledge of the heat flux is vital for understanding how pavements influence the surrounding thermal environment. The goal of this chapter was to research the variant of heat flux from asphalt and concrete pavements. Results showed that the common daily heat flux of asphalt pavements is higher than that of concrete pavements. Growing tree cover on both sides of the pavements lowers surface temperatures with the aid of imparting color and cooling through evapotranspiration.


Asphalt pavement Concrete pavement Thermal performance Urban heat island effect Heat flux 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentKaradeniz Teknik ÜniversitesiTrabzonTurkey
  2. 2.Gümüşhane Üniversitesi, Civil EngineeringGümüşhaneTurkey

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