Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Public Management and Big Data Analysis, PMBDA 2023, December 15–17, 2023, Nanjing, China

Research Article

Investigating the Urban Heat Island Phenomenon in High-Density Cities: A Study on Macao SAR

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345310,
        author={Chifong  Tang},
        title={Investigating the Urban Heat Island Phenomenon in High-Density Cities: A Study on Macao SAR},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Public Management and Big Data Analysis, PMBDA 2023, December 15--17, 2023, Nanjing, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PMBDA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={heat island effect land utilization urbanization environmental protection population density},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345310}
    }
    
  • Chifong Tang
    Year: 2024
    Investigating the Urban Heat Island Phenomenon in High-Density Cities: A Study on Macao SAR
    PMBDA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345310
Chifong Tang1,*
  • 1: Macao Polytechnic University
*Contact email: p1103445@mpu.edu.mo

Abstract

This study investigates the Urban Heat Island phenomenon in Macao SAR, a region with one of the world's highest population densities, amidst rapid global urbanization driven by capital and labor flows. We utilize surface temperature data from five points in time (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020) to analyze the UHI effect's intensity and its correlation with land use patterns and population density. Findings show the pronounced dual-core structure of the UHI effect in Macao, heavily shaped by the variety in urban land utilization and the spread of the population. The city's green areas and water features significantly contribute to the reduction of the UHI impact.