The project UCLIMESA investigates the characteristics of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) over the city of Bucharest, both under the present climate conditions and in the long-term climate change perspective (2021-2050), by integrating data retrieved from satellite imagery, ground-based meteorological stations, and other sources (e.g. urban sensors, field experiments). The project details the potential of satellite remote sensing to investigate UHI in order to support the adequate monitoring and response to future climate challenges. The project will be carried out over the city of Bucharest, but the results are designed for smooth transfer and application to other urban areas.
Conceptual development of the project