Flow and turbulence in urban canopies

D. Zajic, H. J S Fernando, M. Princevac, Ronald Calhoun

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The Joint Urban (JU) 2003 field campaign to estimate the status of wind flow and turbulence in urban canopies, is presented. It was evaluated that the nature of the local site plays important role in regulating the flow and its stability. Larger heat capacity of urban areas and anthropogenic heat fluxes causes the city surface to become more warmer than the nearby suburban landscape. It was observed that the levels of turbulence, wind speed, and the direction of wind flow is strongly influenced by the presence of vegetation and traffic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th Symposium on the Urban Environment
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2004
Event5th Symposium on the Urban Environment - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 23 2004Aug 26 2004


Other5th Symposium on the Urban Environment
CityVancouver, BC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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