Classic Texts

These three texts are each classics in the field of urban climatology that establish its foundations and illustrate its development to the ‘modern’ era. Although they are well known and continue to be referenced, they are difficult to obtain for many. The IAUC has undertaken to republish such texts where permission is provided (or copyright has expired). The texts included thus far are:

Luke Howard (1833) The Climate of London. The first study of the urban effect on air temperature.

Albert Kratzer (1956) The Climate of Cities (Stadtklima). The English-language translation. Republished with the permission of the American Meteorological Society.

Tony Chandler (1965) The Climate of London. This is a remarkable comprehensive study based on an intensive measurement campaign carried out in London. The work represents a high point of descriptive urban climatology. Republished with the permission of Random House.

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