URBAN HEAT HAZARD THREAT ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (University of Indonesia and University of Malaya)

Adi Wibowo, Mariney Mohd Yusoff, Tengku Adeline Adura binti Tengku Hamzah, Iqbal Putut Ash Shidiq

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Urban landcover reflects the sun heat called urban heat signature. The urban university campus, as part of an urban environment, had a potential urban heat hazard. These urban heat hazards related to the highest temperature when above the threshold will become a hazard. The research aims to assessments of urban heat hazard thread on universities campus. The study area chose the University of Malaya (UM) and the University of Indonesia (UI) Campuses, which tropical area. This research used spatial-temporal analysis employing satellite images during the period 2013–2016, Field Measurement of Air Surface Temperature in 2015, and Perception Study of Heat Hazard 2017–2018. The study found an urban heat signature maximum is 33–36°C and a trend of UHS since 2013–2016 with temperature >32°C both UM and UI campuses. Urban heat hazard overlaid from urban heat signatures, air surface temperature, and perception of heat on landcover types. The study concludes that increased temperature above the threshold is causing by land cover change on tropical university campuses. The temperature of Urban Heat Signature, Air Surface Temperature, and Perception Study of Heat concludes that a combination of three aspects (overlaid) generated an Urban Heat Hazard on tropical university campuses. Both UM and UI campuses had a distribution a very high of urban heat hazards related to paved open space and building covered. The study concludes that urban heat hazard threat is causing by temperature above a threshold based on landcover types on tropical university campuses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Issue number76
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Land cover
  • Spatial analysis
  • Threat
  • Urban heat hazard


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