Birmingham Urban Climate Lab (BUCL)

Cutting edge urban climate research

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Cutting edge urban climate research

Urban Heat Island

The Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory (BUCL) was established in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences in May 2011. It is a near real-time, high-density urban meteorological network containing 25 weather stations and more than 100 air temperature sensors. The research team will focus on all aspects of urban climate over the coming years.

What is Urban Climate?

Urban heat is amongst the most pressing priorities of the impacts of climate change - urban areas are already vulnerable to decreased thermal comfort during heatwaves and projected rates of urban growth mean that vulnerability will increase as the proposed impacts of climate change become realised.

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