Analysis of the Effect of Land Use Patters on the Anthropogetic Energy Discharged from Air Conditioning and Hot Water Supply Using a Modified CSU Mesoscale Model

  • Teruhisa Watanabe
  • Atsuyuki Okabe
  • Takeki Izumi
  • Yukio Sadahiro
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 70)


It is observed in many large cities in the world that the temperature of the central part of a large city is warmer than that of its suburbs. This phenomenon is called a heat island. Figure 1 shows a heat island phenomenon in Tokyo (Yamazoe et al., 1998). The temperature of the central part of Tokyo is higher than that of the suburbs by three degrees in August 1997.


Anthropogenic Heat Electric Energy Consumption Estimate Energy Consumption Monthly Weather Review Energy Consumption Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teruhisa Watanabe
    • 1
  • Atsuyuki Okabe
    • 2
  • Takeki Izumi
    • 3
  • Yukio Sadahiro
    • 4
  1. 1.Geospatial Information Systems DivisionHitachi Software EngineeringNaka-ku, YokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Centre for Spatial Information ScienceUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of GeographyTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachioji, TokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Urban EngineeringUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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