Urban micro climate performance in deferent urban fabric in Mosul, Iraq

Hassan Ali, D. Turki (2008) Urban micro climate performance in deferent urban fabric in Mosul, Iraq. In: 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries., 3rd- 4th December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang.

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    City of Mosul has a traditional urban core called old city, side by side with a modern fabric adopted by municipal authority since the rapid urbanization which the city had witnessed in the fifties of the last century, the traditional one characterizes with a compact and organic tissue, Introverted courtyard buildings built with a heavy thick masonry structure, while the modern is open geometric one with a wide streets and extraverted buildings build with concrete. City of Mosul has a hot dry climate summers and cool rainy winter, this research aims to make a comparative study for the urban micro climate performance (air temperature and relative humidity) in the two deferent urban fabrics (traditional and modern), during both the hottest and the coldest period of the year, using the meteorological data as a reference for evaluating the performance. The way cities are planned and built is therefore important for the global energy use environmental comfort. So it’s important to study the relationship between urban form and outdoor climate. The preliminary results confirm that the climatic conditions are much more stable in the traditional city than in the modern part of the city, regarding both air temperature and relative humidity.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning) > International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 15:10
    Last Modified: 19 May 2017 15:10
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/34347

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