Climat urbain et qualité de l'air: Approches géographiques et collaborations pluridisciplinaires

Translated title of the contribution: Urban climate and air pollution: Geographical approaches and pluridisciplinary collaborations

Claude Kergomard, Sylvain Bigot, Yécine Charabi, Pierre Leriche

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Urban climate and air pollution in big cities provide a new field of research for geographers interested in climate studies. In order to efficiently contribute to research works with strong social implications, they have to collect fine-scale meteorological data and adapt their traditional knowledge in meteorological data processing for new kinds of data. Mapping the urban climate or air pollution requires specific methods of spatial interpolation, using statistical relationships between atmospheric parameters and urban descriptors; in the near future, models of physical and chemical processes in the urban atmosphere will probably become the most useful tool in that purpose.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)462-473
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin d'Association de Geographes Francais
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002



  • Air pollution
  • Data processing
  • Measurement
  • Modelisation
  • Spatial interpolation
  • Urban climatology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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