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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Extreme events, natural variability and climate change : Evaluating the impacts of the urban heat island effect on extreme rainfalls in taipei metropolitan
Evaluating the impacts of the urban heat island effect on extreme rainfalls in taipei metropolitan
Author : TSUNG-YI PAN(1), TSANG-JUNG CHANG(2), CHIA-HO WANG(3) & KAO-HUA CHANG(4)
Most big metropolises in the world are suffering some impacts of urbanization, and urban heat island effect is one of the issues about urbanization. Due to rapid economic growth and high population density in Taiwan metropolises, the urban heat island (UHI) effect has become more and more significant. Hence, the frequency of the extreme rainfalls increased results from the behavior of vertical convection in the atmosphere changed. For the purpose of preventing urban flood damage, this study evaluates the impacts of the urban heat island effect on extreme rainfalls in Taipei metropolitan.
Figure 1 shows the land use of Taipei metropolitan and two weather stations. Surrounded by mountains, most flat area of Taipei basin has been developed as construction and public facilities land use.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Extreme events, natural variability and climate change
Date Published : 01/10/2015
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