LCZ Framework

[Watch an introductory video lecture to the Local Climate Zones scheme by Iain Stewart here]

The LCZ framework combines four components of the urban landscape:

Component 1:  Height of Roughness Features



Component 2:  Packing of Roughness Features

component 2


Component 3:  Surface Cover Around Roughness Features


Component 4:  Thermal Admittance of Materials



Source:  Stewart, I.D., 2011.  Local climate zones:  Origins, development, and application to urban heat island studies.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.  Seattle, USA.  April 12-16.