chapter  6
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Urban Building Climatology

ByStavroula Karatasou, Mat Santamouris, Vassilios Geros

The purpose of this chapter is to study urban climatic environments in order to make use of them in evaluating design options and determining design strategies. Urban areas are characterized by complex urban microclimates, modulated by a complex set of meteorological, morphological, topographical and other factors. The scope of this chapter is to clarify how and why the urban climatic conditions are modified compared with the surrounding rural areas.