About us

Global urban climatology (GUC) (Varquez, 2016) is proposed as a subfield of urban climatology that aims to obtain a uniform understanding of urban climate across all developed and developing cities around the world, and to clarify the specific mechanisms behind the formation of any given city’s UHI across all scales. Given that the focus of investigation is all urban areas around the world, GUC implementation requires innovative and feasible methods (e.g. weather modeling techniques, observation analyses, computation, and satellite-based dataset construction) to simultaneously investigate the interaction of weather and cities.


One of the aims of global urban climatology is to acquire spatial datasets of urban parameters at a global scale. Currently, we present datasets developed by Kanda laboratory at the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (TSE) of Tokyo Institute of Technology, and its collaborators.

For inquiries

Kanda laboratory, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

c/o Alvin C.G. Varquez