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[1] Miao Shujiang, Nigel Tapper, Land surface temperature and soil moisture distributioncharacteristics for a raingarden in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne [J]. Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 2017, 33 (3): 355-361. [doi:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2017.03.016]

Land surface temperature and soil moisture distributioncharacteristics for a raingarden in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne()

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Land surface temperature and soil moisture distributioncharacteristics for a raingarden in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne
Miao Shujiang1 Nigel Tapper2 3
1School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
3School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
raingarden microclimate land surface temperature soil moisture
To better understand the cooling effect of a raingarden in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, as well as its benefits for an urban microclimate, two rounds of 36-h microclimate monitoring at the raingarden were conducted. Land surface temperature and soil moisture were analyzed according to monitoring data. The results show a clear raingarden cooling effect in summer. The largest difference of land surface temperatures inside and outside the raingarden can reach 23.6 ℃, and the diurnal variation in temperature inside the raingarden was much less than that outside the raingarden. The soil moisture increased rapidly after irrigation, with the increase in the volumetric water content(VWC)of 2% to 3.6%. The soil moistures of adjacent irrigated garden beds and grass were higher than those inside the raingarden. Monitoring soil moisture helps guide raingarden irrigation.


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Biography: Miao Shujiang(1982—), female, doctor, shujiang_miao@seu.edu.cn.
Foundation items: The Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province(No.BK20170682), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(No.2242014R20004), Jiangsu Planned Projects for Postdoctoral Research Funds(No.1302098C).
Citation: Miao Shujiang, Nigel Tapper. Land surface temperature and soil moisture distribution characteristics for a raingarden in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne[J].Journal of Southeast University(English Edition), 2017, 33(3):355-361.DOI:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2017.03.016.
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