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Urban Heat Island with Sentinel-3

During this webinar, you will learn how to detect the urban heat island phenomenon using Sentinel-3 SLSTR data.


Currently, more than half of the world’s population live in urban areas and this number is still rapidly increasing. Since settlements represent the centers of human activity, the environmental, economic, political and cultural impacts of urbanization are far-reaching. They include negative aspects like the loss of natural habitats, biodiversity and fertile soils, climate impacts, waste, pollution, etc., making urbanization one of the most pressing global challenges.

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomenon is one example of the effect of urban areas in the local climate. The effect mainly consists of the heating of urban zones in comparison to its non-urbanized surroundings. The atmospheric air temperature of densely urbanized areas is higher than the one of the nearby rural areas. Its relevance usually appears during the night because of the release of energy that has been stored by built-up surfaces during the day. Among the local impacts and negative effects of the UHI phenomenon, we can highlight thermal stress & deaths, higher energy consumption (due to air-conditioning), atmospheric chemistry (03 emissions from energy consumptions), increased water demand amongst others.

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1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

14:30 - 16:00 CET

Training date

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Max. no. participants


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