Assessing the cooling effects of different vegetation settings in a Hong Kong golf course

Charmaine K. W. Fung, Chi Yung JIM

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Abstract

This microclimatic study at a golf course in sub-tropical Hong Kong targets the investigation of differential cooling abilities of a rough grass area and a woodland strip as compared to a bare-concrete rooftop control site. Preliminary results indicate that the woodland strip has a stronger cooling effect and creates more thermally comfortable environments than the other two plots. The research is projected to inform and encourage appropriate use of vegetation in tropical cities to combat rising temperatures due to the urban heat island effect and climate change. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-636
JournalProcedia Environmental Sciences
Volume37
Early online date28 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Citation

Fung, C. K. W., & Jim, C. Y. (2017). Assessing the cooling effects of different vegetation settings in a Hong Kong golf course. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 37, 626-636. doi: 10.1016/j.proenv.2017.03.049

Keywords

  • Cool island effect
  • Vegetative cooling
  • Urban heat island
  • Climate change
  • Urban greening