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Impact of surface cover and surrounding area on microclimate of urban wetland park, Nugegoda

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dc.contributor.author Madhuranga, TRI
dc.contributor.author Rajapaksha, RMKU
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-08T04:25:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-08T04:25:36Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.uom.lk/handle/123/16445
dc.description.abstract Urban Wetland Park at Nugegoda was examined under this study. The work investigated three objectives. Effectiveness of different ground surface finishes to the microclimate (positively or negatively), wind pattern (wind directions and wind velocity) of the selected area to find out the effectiveness of wind pattern to the microclimate and the effectiveness of surrounding area over the wetland park, considering the build mass, traffic struck area and the water body. Temperature and relative humidity were obtained using HOBO data logger. Wind velocity was measured by anemometer and wind direction was measured using compass. The work observed an increase of air temperature in the investigated park by 5.34 0C above corresponding ambient air temperature. The heat which was generated in built mass, came attached to the air flow and it caused a rise in the temperature of park. Zone 01 and zone 02 records 2.5 0C higher temperature than zone 03. Zone 01 and 02 are directly exposed to the build mass, but in-between zone 03 and road area has a vegetated land. This vegetated land has caused a temperature drop in zone 03. The work highlights the significance of vegetated land as a buffer zone for negative effect from built mass. Surface cover is a significant factor which determines the deviation of temperature within a park. en_US
dc.subject Microclimate en_US
dc.subject Ground surface cover en_US
dc.subject Surrounding environment en_US
dc.subject Thermal comfort en_US
dc.title Impact of surface cover and surrounding area on microclimate of urban wetland park, Nugegoda en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.year 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.conference “Sustainability for people” envisaging multi disciplinary solution en_US
dc.identifier.place Galle en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 123-131p. en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 11th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU 2018) en_US
dc.identifier.email isharavcc12@gmail.com en_US
dc.identifier.email rajapaksha_upendra@yahoo.com en_US


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