Date: May 15, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Rui ZHU (SMART-FM)
Supervisor: Prof. Carlo RATTI (MIT-DUSP)
Abstract: Heat waves and heavy traffic have being increasingly become severe problems for people living in urban areas especially in mega cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore. To better understand heat patterns produced by vehicular flows, grid-based directional traffic flows with accurate quantitative information have been estimated by using observed data from traffic counting stations, and it suggests that heat produced by vehicles could be one of the most important causative factors for heat waves.