Analysing the Impacts of Different Urban Green Areas on Human Thermal Comfort in Bornova, İzmir
This study examinesthe impact of three different urban green areas with various types of plantcover on human thermal comfort in the Bornova district by measuring some climaticparameters within the parks and their immediate surroundings/built-up areas ina typical hot summer month (July 2017). The measurements were analyzed andinterpreted according to the Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) indexand the mean radiant temperature (Tmrt) by RayMan software model. Theresults showed that a green area with good ventilation and a deciduous tree coverwith large leafs has a positive effect on human comfort especially during thenight. The results also emphasize the importance of wind velocity, plant (tree)cover type and the physical characteristics of the neighbouring area aseffective tools for human comfort.
human thermal comfort, PET index, Tmrt, urban green areas
Abdel-Ghany AM, Al-Helal IM, Shady MR, (2013) Human thermal comfort and heat stress in an outdoor urban arid environment: a case study. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Advances in Meteorology, 2013, 7 pp.