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Grant number: 13/02057-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal researcher:Margarete Cristiane de Costa Trindade Amorim
Grantee:Renata dos Santos Cardoso
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/09196-8 - Object-based classification for land cover mapping in Presidente Prudente-SP, BE.EP.MS


The change of the natural environment by the urban forms construction has resulted in increasing environmental heterogeneity of landscapes and it creates conditions that modify the surface energy balance. Thus, this study aims to do a previous detailing concerning the types of the land use and occupation as support to identify potential climate units, which influence the environmental quality differently. Therefore, it will be used high spatial resolution satellite imagery in a Geographic Information System for the classification of units with relatively homogeneous characteristics. The map produced will be the basis to measure surface properties that influence surface-layer climate (temperature and relative air humidity, surface roughness height, impervious surface fraction and thermal admittance) in typical months of winter and summer. These properties will be properly detailed, individually described and illustrated in standardized data sheets, which can show the capacity of a site to modify its thermal microclimate and improve consistency and accuracy in urban climate reporting.

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Scientific publications
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CARDOSO, RENATA DOS SANTOS; DORIGON, LARISSA PIFFER; FRASCA TEIXEIRA, DANIELLE CARDOZO; DE COSTA TRINDADE AMORIM, MARGARETE CRISTIANE. Assessment of Urban Heat Islands in Small- and Mid-Sized Cities in Brazil. CLIMATE, v. 5, n. 1, . (13/02081-8, 13/02056-3, 13/02057-0)
CARDOSO, RENATA DOS SANTOS; AMORIM, MARGARETE CRISTIANE DE COSTA TRINDADE. Urban heat island analysis using the `local climate zone' scheme in Presidente Prudente, Brazil. INVESTIGACIONES GEOGRAFICAS-SPAIN, n. 69, p. 107-118, . (13/02057-0)
Academic Publications
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CARDOSO, Renata dos Santos. Classificação de potenciais unidades climáticas em Presidente Prudente-SP. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Presidente Prudente Presidente Prudente.

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