Search for dissertations about: "Humid tropics"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words Humid tropics.

  1. 1. Urban Design and Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Warm Climates. Studies in Fez and Colombo

    University dissertation from Housing development & management

    Author : Erik Johansson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; marklära; geomorfologi; Fysisk geografi; climatology; cartography; pedology; geomorphology; Physical geography; Urban planning; Urban design; Urban climate; Tropical areas; Thermal comfort; Sri Lanka; Planning regulations; Morocco; Microclimates; Land-use; Fez; Humid tropics; Colombo; Developing countries; Climatic design; Climate; Arid zones; Built environment; Physical planning; kartografi; klimatologi; Town and country planning; Stads- och glesbygdsplanering; Fysisk planering;

    Abstract : In many developing tropical countries, rapid urban growth leads to several problems, including increased thermal stress. This has negative consequences for people's health and well-being, and affects social and commercial outdoor activities negatively. READ MORE

  2. 2. Forests and Water - Friends or Foes? : Hydrological implications of deforestation and land degradation in semi-arid Tanzania

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Klas Sandström; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1995]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Water in nature and society; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : This is a study of landscape hydrology; a type of hydrology which focuses on large sca1e implications of hydrologica1 processes as a function of hydroclimate, surface and sub-surface land properties, and the effect of human activities. The focus of the thesis is groundwater recharge and dry season flow following deforestation and land degradation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies of the prevalence of asthma and allergy i Costa Rican school children

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Manuel E. Soto-Quiros; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Asthma; rhinitis; eczema; children; prevalence; Costa Rica;

    Abstract : Objectives The main aims of our study were: To determine the prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, rhinoconjuntivitis and dermatitis in school children from Costa Rica (I, IV, V) to make international comparisons and to identify possible risk factors associated with these conditions (II, III).Methods Using nationally representative samples of 9931 school children from Costa Rica during the last 10 years (from 1989 to 1998) we have performed three studies. READ MORE