scattered albedos

The purpose of this investigation was to achieve climate observations free of external atmospheric influences such as wind and precipitation at the microscale level to see how local climates unfold. The albedos values were placed into processing for tar and gravel, corrugated roofs, foliage, red or brown tile, colored paint, grass, brick and stone, a highly reflective roof, and white paint. Using the degree celsius and albedos values the surface heat island is calculated and displayed graphically randomly mixing the materials together. The results display a gradient map of radiant heat with the option of turning the temperature values on or off.

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architectural student, february 27, 2010
studio v, urban heat islands, processing