Larsen co-authors article on design of a mobile measurement bicycle
Associate Professor Larissa Larsen and Nicholas B. Rajkovich (School of Architecture and Planning, University of Buffalo) published an article, “A Bicycle-Based Field Measurement System for the Study of Thermal Exposure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in January 2016. Their paper describes the design and validation of a mobile measurement bicycle. This bicycle permits movement from space to space within a city to assess the physical and thermal properties of microclimates. The construction of the vehicle builds on investigations of the indoor thermal environment of buildings using thermal comfort carts. Collecting a fine scale of microclimate data can help to determine how physical characteristics (e.g., solar radiation, albedo, sky view factor, vegetation) contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures.
To access the article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26821037