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New book on Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics

Dr. Giridharan Renganathan has written a chapter on ‘Urban Climate Modelling: Challenges in the Tropics’ in the new book on Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics, an area which has received little attention in the past.  This chapter while highlighting the importance of climate modelling in the context of urban planning and design, presents both the energetics of urban tropics and its modelling.  It also presents the readily available modelling options for tropics while discussing a fast changing area of research.  In summary, the chapter deals with energy and mass exchange in urban areas, tropical climate and characteristics of urban morphology, modelling in the context of urban design, urban canopy layer modelling options, and parameterisation of critical urban variables for modelling.

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