Effects of Area Use Changes on Heat Island Formation in Urban Spaces: A Case Study for Elazığ

Effects of Area Use Changes on Heat Island Formation in Urban Spaces: A Case Study for Elazığ

Phenomenological Aspects of Civil Engineering (PACE) - an International Congress
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - PACE-2021

Yaşar MENTEŞ Sevgi YILMAZ

Abstract

The relationship between climate change and cities is quite complex. According to the reports of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is clearly foreseen that the global climate is constantly warming and will increase further in the future. The rapid interaction in the microclimate resulting from the change in land uses (LULC) in urban spaces affects the thermal comfort and health of the residents, and emerges as the main reasons for the temperature change. Compared to rural areas, urban areas are generally warmer. This phenomenon, called the Urban Heat Island (UHI), will become even more intense with the development of cities. Within the scope of this study, the effects of land use land cover (LULC) change on the urban heat island have been investigated by remote sensing techniques in the province of Elazığ in Turkey in 2014, 2017 and 2020. Landsat 8 thermal bands have been used in these analyzes using ArcGIS 10.4.1.

Keywords

Urban heat island, Land surface temperature, Land use, Landsat 8, Elazığ province
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