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Anthropogenic heat flux estimation from space: results of the first phase of the URBANFLUXES project

Chrysoulakis, Nektarios and Marconcini, Mattia and Gastellu-Etchegorry, Jean-Philippe and Grimmond, Sue and Feigenwinter, Christian and Lindberg, Fredrik and Del Frate, Fabio and Klostermann, Judith and Mitraka, Zina and Esch, Thomas and Landier, Lucas and Gabey, Andy and Parlow, Eberhard and Olofson, Frans (2016) Anthropogenic heat flux estimation from space: results of the first phase of the URBANFLUXES project. SPIE Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments 2016, 26-29 October 2016, Edinburgh, UK. DOI: 10.1117/12.2239411

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Abstract

H2020-Space project URBANFLUXES (URBan ANthrpogenic heat FLUX from Earth observation Satellites) investigates the potential of Copernicus Sentinels to retrieve anthropogenic heat flux, as a key component of the Urban Energy Budget (UEB). URBANFLUXES advances the current knowledge of the impacts of UEB fluxes on urban heat island and consequently on energy consumption in cities. This will lead to the development of tools and strategies to mitigate these effects, improving thermal comfort and energy efficiency. In URBANFLUXES, the anthropogenic heat flux is estimated as a residual of UEB. Therefore, the rest UEB components, namely, the net all-wave radiation, the net change in heat storage and the turbulent sensible and latent heat fluxes are independently estimated from Earth Observation (EO), whereas the advection term is included in the error of the anthropogenic heat flux estimation from the UEB closure. The project exploits Sentinels observations, which provide improved data quality, coverage and revisit times and increase the value of EO data for scientific work and future emerging applications. These observations can reveal novel scientific insights for the detection and monitoring of the spatial distribution of the urban energy budget fluxes in cities, thereby generating new EO opportunities. URBANFLUXES thus exploits the European capacity for space-borne observations to enable the development of operational services in the field of urban environmental monitoring and energy efficiency in cities. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108214/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Anthropogenic heat flux estimation from space: results of the first phase of the URBANFLUXES project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Chrysoulakis, Nektarioszedd2 (at) iacm.forth.grUNSPECIFIED
Marconcini, Mattiamattia.marconcini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gastellu-Etchegorry, Jean-Philippejean-philippe.gastellu-etchegorry (at) cesbio.cnes.frUNSPECIFIED
Grimmond, Suec.s.grimmond (at) reading.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Feigenwinter, Christianchristian.feigenwinter (at) unibas.chUNSPECIFIED
Lindberg, Fredrikfredrikl (at) gvc.gu.seUNSPECIFIED
Del Frate, Fabiodelfrate (at) disp.uniroma2.itUNSPECIFIED
Klostermann, Judithjudith.klostermann (at) wur.nlUNSPECIFIED
Mitraka, Zinamitraka (at) iacm.forth.grUNSPECIFIED
Esch, Thomasthomas.esch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Landier, Lucaslucas.landier (at) cesbio.cnes.frUNSPECIFIED
Gabey, Andya.m.gabey (at) reading.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Parlow, Eberhardeberhard.parlow (at) unibas.chUNSPECIFIED
Olofson, Fransfrans.olofson (at) gu.seUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1117/12.2239411
Page Range:pp. 1-9
Status:Published
Keywords:Copernicus Sentinels, Earth Observation, Urban Climate, Urban Energy Budget
Event Title:SPIE Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments 2016
Event Location:Edinburgh, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26-29 October 2016
Organizer:SPIE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Marconcini, Mattia
Deposited On:23 Nov 2016 09:08
Last Modified:23 Nov 2016 09:08

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