MICROCLIMATIC VARIABLES ANALYSIS FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED BRAZILIAN TROPICAL CITIES USING MOBILE TRANSECT
AbstractDue to fast urbanization, cities have grown with little or no urban planning and this has caused several problems to these environments, such as changes of urban microclimatic variables. This research aims to evaluate the changes in urban areas most affected from a microclimatic perspective, caused by changes in land use and occupation in recent years. Field research and data treatment were carried out, and it was observed the intensification of microclimatic changes in the city center, as well as in the West and Southwest areas of the urban tissue, due to significant changes in the urban structure, such as the urban intervention carried out on the Tarumãs Avenue along with intensification of traffic and urban density in these regions. The methodology used has also proved to be effective for monitoring climate changes over time in small and medium-sized cities with accelerated growth.