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3D Parametrization of tropical vegetation and simulation of microclimatic effects for green infrastructure in the city of São Paulo

Grant number: 16/01204-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 21, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:Denise Helena Silva Duarte
Grantee:Paula Shinzato
Supervisor: Michael Bruse
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:14/50978-0 - Impact of green infrastructure on microclimate as a strategy to mitigate urban warming and ameliorate the conditions for thermal comfort in open spaces, BP.PD


The research subject for BEPE internship at JCU - Johannes Gutenberg-Univesität Mainz is to study the ENVI-met V.4 Preview III model to quantify the impact of vegetation in urban microclimate (effect on air temperature, surface temperature, specific humidity, direction and wind speed), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Bruse, author of the model. This study aims to achieve, among other possibilities, the following specific objectives: (1) 3D parameterization of Brazilian trees using the module Albero on ENVI-met model V.4 Preview 3, considering local leaf density and canopy structure already collected during fieldworks; (2) Sensitivity tests and calibration of the model based on field measurements carried out locally on urban parks; (3) Simulation of different greening parametric scenarios. The method includes field measurements for air temperature, humidity, globe and surface temperature, as well as registering other data that characterizes local microclimatic conditions (direction and wind speed, solar radiation, sky view factor), with the comparison between measured and simulated data on ENVI-met, based on the parametrization of local 3D plants.Parametric scenarios are essential to generate predictive studies in which vegetation will be incorporated and interconnected in different greening scenarios (linear parks, pocket parks, green roofs and walls). After simulation results, analyses will be carried out to define a better use and distribution of vegetation as a strategy to mitigate urban warming in a subtropical changing climate.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SILVA DUARTE, DENISE HELENA; TEIXEIRA GONCALVES, FABIO LUIZ; NG, E; FONG, S; REN, C. The Role of Planning, Urban and Building Design for Climate Adaptation in the Microscale: An Interdisciplinary Research Experience Empowering Architectural Education. 34TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PASSIVE AND LOW ENERGY ARCHITECTURE: SMART AND HEALTHY WITHIN THE TWO-DEGREE LIMIT, VOL 2 (PLEA 2018), v. N/A, p. 6-pg., . (14/50978-0, 16/02825-5, 15/17360-5, 16/01204-7)
SHINZATO, PAULA; SIMON, HELGE; SILVA DUARTE, DENISE HELENA; BRUSE, MICHAEL. Calibration process and parametrization of tropical plants using ENVI-met V4-Sao Paulo case study. ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE REVIEW, v. 62, n. 2, p. 112-125, . (14/50978-0, 16/02825-5, 16/01204-7)
SILVA DUARTE, DENISE HELENA; TEIXEIRA GONCALVES, FABIO LUIZ. Urban climate adaptation: an interdisciplinary research experience empowering architecture and urbanism education. REVISTA DE ARQUITECTURA-BOGOTA, v. 24, n. 2, p. 10-pg., . (14/50978-0, 15/17360-5, 16/02825-5, 16/01204-7)

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