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The spatial configuration of local climate zones reveals effects on wayfinding in human walking (2023)
Journal Article
Fan, P. Y., Chun, K. P., Tan, M. L., Mah, D., Mijic, A., Strickert, G., & Yetemen, O. (in press). The spatial configuration of local climate zones reveals effects on wayfinding in human walking. PLoS ONE, 18(9), e0289780. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289780

The importance of easy wayfinding in complex urban settings has been recognized in spatial planning. Empirical measurement and explicit representation of wayfinding, however, have been limited in deciding spatial configurations. Our study proposed an... Read More about The spatial configuration of local climate zones reveals effects on wayfinding in human walking.

Techno-politics of using AI to manage flood risks in Jakarta (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Octavianti, T. (2023, August). Techno-politics of using AI to manage flood risks in Jakarta. Paper presented at The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London

In a changing climate, cities are facing mounted pressure to cope with weather-related hazards that are getting more frequent and severe. Some cities have been incorporating advanced technology to inform decisions that are smart and timely to avert,... Read More about Techno-politics of using AI to manage flood risks in Jakarta.

Hourly temperature and precipitation time series characteristics in São Paulo with urban land use type of convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Chun, K., Reboita, M., Rocha, R., Danaila, L., Octavianti, T., Risanto, B., …Prein, A. (2023, August). Hourly temperature and precipitation time series characteristics in São Paulo with urban land use type of convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs. Poster presented at The VII Convective Permitting Climate Modelling 2023 workshop, Bergen, Norway

The influences of regional atmospheric drivers on the joint distribution of temperature and precipitation from a Convection-Permitting Model (CPM) over São Paulo are explored. Time series of temperature and precipitation are extracted from urban land... Read More about Hourly temperature and precipitation time series characteristics in São Paulo with urban land use type of convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs.

Identifying the impacts of land-use spatial patterns on street-network accessibility using geospatial methods (2023)
Journal Article
Fan, P. Y., Chun, K. P., Mijic, A., Tan, M. L., Zhai, W., & Yetemen, O. (in press). Identifying the impacts of land-use spatial patterns on street-network accessibility using geospatial methods. Geographical Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12374

While the land use-street network nexus is well acknowledged, evidence for the one-way impacts of land-use patterns on street accessibility is still inadequate. The measurements of land-use patterns and street accessibility lack systematic knowledge.... Read More about Identifying the impacts of land-use spatial patterns on street-network accessibility using geospatial methods.

Building rehabilitation, sustainable development, and rural settlements: A contribution to the state of the art (2023)
Journal Article
Mouraz, C. P., Ferreira, T. M., & Silva, J. M. (in press). Building rehabilitation, sustainable development, and rural settlements: A contribution to the state of the art. Environment, Development and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-03664-5

The quality of life in rural housing settlements is at the heart of territorial cohesion concerns across Europe and the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. However, the gap between urban and rural developments remains substantial, stressin... Read More about Building rehabilitation, sustainable development, and rural settlements: A contribution to the state of the art.

Multi-vulnerability analysis for seismic risk management in historic city centres: an application to the historic city centre of La Serena, Chile (2023)
Journal Article
Baquedano-Juliá, P., Ferreira, T. M., Arriagada-Luco, C., Sandoval, C., Palazzi, N. C., & Oliveira, D. V. (in press). Multi-vulnerability analysis for seismic risk management in historic city centres: an application to the historic city centre of La Serena, Chile. Natural Hazards, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-023-06008-8

A comprehensive understanding of the elements at risk, through the identification of the main hazards, level of exposure and different dimensions of the vulnerability of the communities, is an essential step toward the definition and adoption of more... Read More about Multi-vulnerability analysis for seismic risk management in historic city centres: an application to the historic city centre of La Serena, Chile.

The future of volunteering in extreme weather events: Critical reflections on key challenges and opportunities for climate resilience (2023)
Journal Article
Forrest, S., Dostal, J., & McEwen, L. (in press). The future of volunteering in extreme weather events: Critical reflections on key challenges and opportunities for climate resilience. Journal of Extreme Events,

Volunteers are playing a significant role in interacting with ongoing societal shocks and stresses, such as mobilising resources and supporting responses to extreme weather events. Their actions contribute to the pursuit of local climate resilience b... Read More about The future of volunteering in extreme weather events: Critical reflections on key challenges and opportunities for climate resilience.

The merit of the North Sea-Caspian pattern in explaining climate variability in the Euro-Mediterranean region (2023)
Journal Article
Çağlar, F., Yetemen, O., Chun, K. P., & Sen, O. L. (2023). The merit of the North Sea-Caspian pattern in explaining climate variability in the Euro-Mediterranean region. International Journal of Climatology, 43(10), 4648-4661. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.8108

Teleconnection patterns are one of the key features to understanding high-frequency natural climate variability. The North Sea-Caspian Pattern (NCP) was identified as a middle tropospheric dipole and its hydroclimatological implications have been sub... Read More about The merit of the North Sea-Caspian pattern in explaining climate variability in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The spatio-temporal influence of atmospheric circulations on hydroclimate in Great Britain (2023)
Thesis
West, H. The spatio-temporal influence of atmospheric circulations on hydroclimate in Great Britain. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9700950

Atmospheric circulations have an important influence on regional climate. Understanding the relationships between circulations, rainfall and streamflow at a regional and catchment scale is therefore of interest to water and environmental managers. Ho... Read More about The spatio-temporal influence of atmospheric circulations on hydroclimate in Great Britain.

Influence of hillslope aspect on a cinder cone evolution: The Sandal Divlit example, Kula, Turkey (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Yetemen, O., Avcioglu, A., Ozcan, O., Simsek, I., Kolbuken, M., Yeo, I., …Sen, O. L. (2023, April). Influence of hillslope aspect on a cinder cone evolution: The Sandal Divlit example, Kula, Turkey. Poster presented at EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria

Microclimatic variations in semi-arid ecosystems can cause topographic asymmetry over geologic time scales due to uneven distribution of incoming solar radiation as a function of slope aspect. This phenomenon has long been recognized in geomorphology... Read More about Influence of hillslope aspect on a cinder cone evolution: The Sandal Divlit example, Kula, Turkey.

Investigating links among heatwaves, precipitation, and land use types using the convection-permitting model in the Southwest UK for the 2022 boreal summer (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Chun, K., Ezber, Y., Toker, E., Reboita, M., Rocha, R., Risanto, B., …Castro, C. (2023, April). Investigating links among heatwaves, precipitation, and land use types using the convection-permitting model in the Southwest UK for the 2022 boreal summer

To improve sub-seasonal forecasts, different global initiatives generate continental convection-permitting simulations for resolution less than 10 kilometres for multiple decades. These simulations, however, are based on land use maps with only singl... Read More about Investigating links among heatwaves, precipitation, and land use types using the convection-permitting model in the Southwest UK for the 2022 boreal summer.

Parametric and machine learning-based analysis of the seismic vulnerability of adobe historical buildings damaged after the September 2017 Mexico earthquakes (2023)
Journal Article
Ramírez Eudave, R., Ferreira, T. M., Vicente, R., Lourenco, P. B., & Peña, F. (in press). Parametric and machine learning-based analysis of the seismic vulnerability of adobe historical buildings damaged after the September 2017 Mexico earthquakes. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2023.2200739

In September 2017, two strong earthquakes hit the central region of Mexico, producing substantial damage to the historical buildings. A retroactive analysis for assessing the pre-event seismic vulnerability of these constructions allowed for testing... Read More about Parametric and machine learning-based analysis of the seismic vulnerability of adobe historical buildings damaged after the September 2017 Mexico earthquakes.

The alternative nature toolkit: Where in the world is nature? (2023)
Digital Artefact
Portus, R., Williams, S., & Barnes, S. (2023). The alternative nature toolkit: Where in the world is nature?. [Online PDF and physical artefact]

Published 11th April 2023 by Dr Rosamund Portus, Sadie Barnes and Dr Sara Williams, co-created with parents/guardians living across the Southwest of England. This toolkit was created as part of the project ‘Nature Deficit Disorder in the Pandemic:... Read More about The alternative nature toolkit: Where in the world is nature?.

On the seismic vulnerability assessment of urban areas using census data: The Lisbon metropolitan area as a pilot study area (2023)
Journal Article
Xofi, M., Ferreira, T. M., Domingues, J. C., Santos, P. P., Pereira, S., Oliveira, S. C., …Lourenço, P. B. (in press). On the seismic vulnerability assessment of urban areas using census data: The Lisbon metropolitan area as a pilot study area. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2023.2197078

This paper presents a procedure for the application of an index-based vulnerability assessment method to the seismic risk assessment of 292,978 reinforced concrete and 152,916 unreinforced masonry buildings in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA). A si... Read More about On the seismic vulnerability assessment of urban areas using census data: The Lisbon metropolitan area as a pilot study area.

Flood vulnerability and risk assessment of historic urban areas: Vulnerability evaluation, derivation of depth-damage curves and cost–benefit analysis of flood adaptation measures applied to the historic city centre of Tomar, Portugal (2023)
Journal Article
Davis, L., Larionova, T., Patel, D., Tse, D., Baquedano Juliá, P., Pinto Santos, P., & Dos Santos Ferreira, T. M. (2023). Flood vulnerability and risk assessment of historic urban areas: Vulnerability evaluation, derivation of depth-damage curves and cost–benefit analysis of flood adaptation measures applied to the historic city centre of Tomar, Portugal. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 16(3), Article e12908. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12908

Around 45% of natural hazards reported worldwide are related to floods, and current indications show that exposure to floods and inherent losses will keep escalating. Historic centres are particularly vulnerable in this context due to the structural... Read More about Flood vulnerability and risk assessment of historic urban areas: Vulnerability evaluation, derivation of depth-damage curves and cost–benefit analysis of flood adaptation measures applied to the historic city centre of Tomar, Portugal.

Allometric relations between DBH and sapwood area for predicting stand transpiration: Lessons learned from the Quercus genus (2023)
Journal Article
Schoppach, R., Chun, K., & Klaus, J. (2023). Allometric relations between DBH and sapwood area for predicting stand transpiration: Lessons learned from the Quercus genus. European Journal of Forest Research, 142, 797–809. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10342-023-01558-9

Catchment-scale transpiration is commonly determined by the use of sap-flow sensors, and its quantification, which is critical for water and forest management, relies crucially on the total catchment’s sapwood area (As). Species-specific allometric r... Read More about Allometric relations between DBH and sapwood area for predicting stand transpiration: Lessons learned from the Quercus genus.

Drift and diffusion functions of historical time series and UKCP18 convection-permitting model outputs for Bristol and Filton (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Chun, K., Danaila, L., & Fossa, M. (2023, March). Drift and diffusion functions of historical time series and UKCP18 convection-permitting model outputs for Bristol and Filton. Presented at LMFL Fluid Mechanics Webinar Series, Lille

As global temperatures continue to rise and affect atmospheric dynamics, there is a growing need to develop methods for investigating the temporal evolution of climate fields. These methods are useful to quantify both short- and long-term changes, as... Read More about Drift and diffusion functions of historical time series and UKCP18 convection-permitting model outputs for Bristol and Filton.

Modelling and mapping urban vulnerability index against potential structural fire-related risks: An integrated GIS-MCDM approach (2023)
Journal Article
Noori, S., Mohammadi, A., Miguel Ferreira, T., Ghaffari Gilandeh, A., & Mirahmadzadeh Ardabili, S. J. (2023). Modelling and mapping urban vulnerability index against potential structural fire-related risks: An integrated GIS-MCDM approach. Fire, 6(3), Article 107. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire6030107

Identifying the regions with urban vulnerability to potential fire hazards is crucial for designing effective risk mitigation and fire prevention strategies. The present study aims to identify urban areas at risk of fire using 19 evaluation factors a... Read More about Modelling and mapping urban vulnerability index against potential structural fire-related risks: An integrated GIS-MCDM approach.

Implementing open-source information systems for assessing and managing the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions (2023)
Journal Article
Ramirez Eudave, R., Rodrigues, D., Ferreira, T. M., & Vicente, R. (2023). Implementing open-source information systems for assessing and managing the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions. Buildings, 13(2), 540. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13020540

The characterisation of the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions represents a complex problem in which the typological variability, the difficulty of performing reliable large-scale assessments and dealing with a large database all play... Read More about Implementing open-source information systems for assessing and managing the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions.

Fire risk assessment of historic urban aggregates: An application to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago, Chile (2023)
Journal Article
Palazzi, N. C., Baquedano Juliá, P. B., Ferreira, T. M., Rosas, J., Monsalve, M., & de la Llera, J. C. (2023). Fire risk assessment of historic urban aggregates: An application to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 86(15), Article 103550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.103550

Concern for the preservation of historic urban centers has become an issue of international relevance, not only because of their irreplaceable cultural value, but also because of their potential positive role for the sustainable development of countr... Read More about Fire risk assessment of historic urban aggregates: An application to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago, Chile.