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  • LCZ Framework

    [Watch an introductory video lecture to the Local Climate Zones scheme by Iain Stewart here]

    The LCZ framework combines four components of the urban landscape:

    Component 1:? Height of Roughness Features



    Component 2:? Packing of Roughness Features

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    Component 3:? Surface Cover Around Roughness Features


    Component 4:? Thermal Admittance of Materials



    Source:? Stewart, I.D., 2011.? Local climate zones:? Origins, development, and application to urban heat island studies.? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.? Seattle, USA.? April 12-16.