Mapping Local Climate Zones for a Worldwide Database of the Form and Function of Cities

  title={Mapping Local Climate Zones for a Worldwide Database of the Form and Function of Cities},
  author={Benjamin Bechtel and Paul J. Alexander and J{\"u}rgen B{\"o}hner and Jason Ching and Olaf Conrad and Johannes Feddema and Gerald Mills and Linda M. See and Iain Stewart},
  journal={ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Information},
Progress in urban climate science is severely restricted by the lack of useful information that describes aspects of the form and function of cities at a detailed spatial resolution. To overcome this shortcoming we are initiating an international effort to develop the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) to gather and disseminate this information in a consistent manner for urban areas worldwide. The first step in developing WUDAPT is a description of cities based on the Local… CONTINUE READING
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