SMU Associate Professor of Urban Climate Winston Chow is the lead principal investigator of the Cooling Singapore project. As part of the second phase of the project to better understand the impact of Singapore's rising temperatures on human health and on natural ecosystems such as forests, the studies will look into various urban climate risks, leveraging modelled temperature projections. He will be mapping the changes in the spatial and temporal patterns of heat in Singapore to determine areas that are more vulnerable to heat. The study will look at how a range of different warming scenarios, combined with urban development, might worsen the heat in Singapore, said Assoc Prof Chow. He added, "One of the key points from our Cooling Singapore work so far is the important role green spaces play in reducing air temperatures and in providing shade structures, which will have a massive impact on one's thermal comfort when outdoors."
The study will look at how a range of different warming scenarios, combined with urban development, might worsen the heat. (ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG)
The Straits Times Online
03 Oct 2022
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