Local climate zone mapping: a case study in Belgium

M.L. Verdonck*, F. Van Coillie

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Classifying a city according to the local climate zone (LCZ) scheme can provide insights into the thermal issue of urban planning. The different zones of the LCZ scheme feature particular morphological properties in terms of terrain roughness class, aspect ratio, sky view factor, surface admittance, etc. Our goal is to define the values for remote sensing and/or GIS based properties that can be used to extract local climate zones in Brussels, Belgium. The results showed similar values for LCZ 2, LCZ 3, LCZ 6, LCZ 8, LCZ 9, LCZ A, LCZ B and LCZ D compared to the zone property threshold set in the LCZ datasheets. We were not able to delineated characteristic values for aspect ratio, terrain roughness, surface admittance, albedo and Anthropogenic heat flux. Overall we can conclude that this preliminary study shows good results for the city of Brussels. More research should be done to confirm these results and to explore the OBIA approach based on these results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of GEOBIA 2016 : Solutions and synergies, 14-16 September 2016, Enschede, Netherlands
EditorsN. Kerle, M. Gerke, S. Lefevre
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-90-365-4201-2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis, GEOBIA 2016: Solutions & Synergies - University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Sep 201616 Sep 2016
Conference number: 6


Conference6th International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis, GEOBIA 2016
Abbreviated titleGEOBIA
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