Singapore Cooling (20 Apr)

Visualising the urban heat island (UHI) effect using a numerical weather prediction model and an urban canopy model. Image credit: Cooling Singapore; visualisation by CIVAL at Singapore-ETH Centre.

The city-state of Singapore is heavily developed. The tropical climate produces the heat island effect when the sun reflects off of asphalt and buildings. New plans are developing to use this heat to produce wind currents to cool the city.

Contributed by: Sean Crossley