This paper describes the measurements and analysis of an experimental campaign performed in different urban street in Aswan, Egypt. The present study is focused on the experimentalinvestigation of thermal characteristics during summer 2012 of fivedifferent regions location (building on Nile rivershore, building in front of a mountain, building under high power transmission line,two building opposite other in resident region, finally ship in Nileriver)aiming at the investigation of the impact of urban location on the potential of natural and hybrid ventilation under hot weather conditions. Thetemporal and spatial distribution of air and surface temperatures is examined. Emphasis was given on the vertical distribution of air andsurface temperatures. The results showed that the measured surfacetemperature across the street was the highest value than the air and wall temperature where temperature difference between street and air temperature could reach 35℃ and this favored the overheating of lower air levels. Buoyancy generatedmainly from asphalt-street heating resulted in the development of the predominant recirculation inside the street canyon. The results also show that air temperature for two building opposite other has a lower value followed by building on Nile river shore followed by building at front of mountain.
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Hassanein, S. , Osman, O. and Abd-Fadeel, W. (2013) An Experimental Investigation of Temperature Distribution in Different Urban Locations in Aswan, Egypt of Hot and Dry Climate. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 2, 69-75. doi: 10.4236/cweee.2013.22008.
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