The techniques of spatial analysis and Remote Sensing represent an useful tool forthe knowledge and the study of the Urban Heat Island phenomenon (English acronym UHI). In this study, among the different causes that lead to the generationof the event, those regarding physical features of the surface and the presence ofdifferent land use/cover such as: the high cover of urban areas and the lack of greenareas have been examined. The Remote Sensing techniques allow to create mapsof the land use/cover, then, in order to estimate the different in temperature dueto the distance to the vegetation, the temperature of the bodies already tested havebeen compared with a thermal map. In detail the aim of the research is to examinethe presence of the phenomenon in Palermo, through the analysis of portion of soilwith different morphological features.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|