AIR TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE MOISTURE OSCILLATIONS IN RECIFE – PE

Manoel Vieira de França, Romildo Morant de Holanda de Holanda, Raimundo Mainar de Medeiros

Abstract


The objective of this study was to study temperature variability and relative humidity, comparing the 1962-1990 and 1991-2016 periods with the averages of 1931-2016 and 1962-2016, respectively, with the aim of quantifying climate change and identifying the influence Of large-scale El Niño events, aiming to contribute to the managers responsible for urban planning and improving the quality of life of the inhabitants and the ecosystem. Air temperature and relative humidity data provided by the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET) were used. Basic statistical parameters were calculated as: mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variance, variations of annual anomalies in order to identify buoyancy in the data and the influence of extreme events. The city of Recife suffered from disorderly growth, with no specific patterns of planning in urbanization that caused variations in the microclimate of the urbis, causing thermal discomfort and reducing the quality of life of its inhabitants. There is intense flow of automotive vehicles and people throughout the day due to activities related to work, commerce and services, as well as the concentration of various buildings, waterproofed areas as well as buildings, making the local air circulation difficult. It is suggested an increase in green areas from the afforestation that has been shown as an alternative to improve the quality of life in urban spaces.


Keywords


climatic influences, microclimate variations, extreme events.

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