ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume X-4/W4-2024
31 May 2024
 | 31 May 2024

Local Climate Zoning Interaction on Land Surface Temperature Determination - City of Split Case Study

Tea Duplančić Leder, Nenad Leder, and Karlo Leder

Keywords: Local climate zones, Land surface temperature, Urban heat island

Abstract. In the Split City area, with an air distance of approximately 18 km, the survey of land surface temperature (LST) and urban heat islands (UHI) was detected. It also shows how local geomorphology, especially the density of urban areas (especially densely built high-rise buildings and urban canyons) and the amount of greenery and water surfaces, affect the UHI of the observed area. The paper uses a known method of classifying local climatic zoning (LCZ) and its coincidence with the zones of the highest urban temperatures. The paper highlights the critical areas and suggests possible solutions to reduce the UHI.