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Walter List (2022): Der Beitrag urbaner landwirtschaftlicher Flächen zur Reduktion des Urban Heat Island Effektes am Beispiel des Donaufelds in Wien.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Meteorologie und Klimatologie, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 68. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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In recent decades, an intensification and accumulation of heat days in the city of Vienna can be observed. The urban heat island effect can lead to an impairment of the life quality and negative effects on the health of the city population. It is therefore becoming increasingly relevant to include climate-resilient strategies and planning processes in urban and open space planning. An important instrument is the integration of urban green spaces in new urban and residential areas. The numerous positive aspects of green spaces on the life quality in cities have been repeatedly examined and proven. These areas play an important role in regulating the urban climate and serve as cooling compensating areas for the heavily overheated built-up areas of the city, especially during hot summer periods. In addition to the classic urban green spaces such as gardens, parks or avenues, agricultural areas in the city also play an important role in improving the urban climate. The climatic influence of urban agriculture on its immediately neighboring built environment is the main part of this master thesis. In view of this, the differences in air temperature in the field and in the built-up areas are recorded and an attempt is made to capture an overall picture of the air flow and exchange processes. The results show a significant cooling of the ground-level air masses within the agricultural areas at night. However, the radius of action for the overheated built-up areas remains small and it is hard to identify and visualize the air exchange processes within the study area. Nevertheless, the positive effects of urban agriculture on the urban climate and the population of the city is clearly recognizable and remains an important topic for future interdisciplinary studies of urban and open space planning as well as urban climate research.

Beurteilende*r: Mursch-Radlgruber Erich
1.Mitwirkender: Brandenburg Christiane

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