Microclimate

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Microclimate
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Microclimate means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area. The term may refer to areas as small as a few square feet (for example a garden bed) or as large as many square miles. Microclimates exist, for example, near bodies of water which may cool the local atmosphere, or in heavily urban areas where brick, concrete, and asphalt absorb the sun’s energy, heat up, and reradiate that heat to the ambient air: the resulting urban heat island is a kind of microclimate.

Based on Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning (STEP UP) Gothenburg/Anna Svensson, 201, http://www.stepupsmartcities.eu/