Urban Microclimate in the Desert: Planning for Outdoor Comfort under Arid Conditions
The attractiveness of a city is a matter of human perceptions, and the desert city has historically faced an image problem. The very word desert conjures up images of an inhospitable wilderness — hot, dry and dusty. By extension, the physical barrenness of the desert is often applied to urban culture, as a scarcity of life is translated to mean a scarcity of everything from grassy parks to good jobs.
KeywordsThermal Comfort Street Canyon Arid Zone Urban Canopy Energy Balance Model
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