IMPACTS OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND ON HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL COMFORT IN ILORIN CITY, NIGERIA

Rhoda Mojisola, Olanrewaju ; Olabinri, Ezekiel O. ; Negedu, Cephas E. ; Akpan, Godwin P. (2017)

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Man needs comfort to carry out his daily activiues productively. Physiologic comfort according to Ayoade (1993) is defined as condition in which a person's body is in thermal equilibrium with his immediate environment. World Meteorological Organization (1984) also defined physiological comfort as a state in which a person has no wish to decrease or increase insolation or to adjust the ambient thermal environment. With the development of urban areas, changes occur in their landscape, such as changes reflect in building of houses, industries, roads and other infrastructure which replace the open land and vegetation. Thus, surfaces that were once permeable and moist become impermeable and dry these changes caused urban regions to become warmer than their rural surroundings, forming an island of high temperature with landscape

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