2008 年 52 巻 p. 277-282
We carry out the microclimate field observation collaborated closely with local residents in the downtown of Tokyo in order to study the effect of watering on urban climatic environment. Local residents sprinkled recycled water which was rainfall and/or bath water in summer. Then we measured air temperature, humidity, solar radiation, aerosol number, wind velocity and wind direction all the day. We could observe atmospheric phenomena before/after watering. The following conclusions were obtained: 1) Air temperature at almost all observation stations were started to decrease immediately after watering started. Area-averaged air temperature declined by 0.5 deg. C. After Watering, it took an average time of 60 minitues to relapse to the air temperature immediately before the sprinkling. 2) Surface temperature of roadway decreased from 50 deg. C to 40 deg. C compared between before and after Watering. Assuming the surface of roadway could be black body, long-wave radiation declined from 620 W/m^2 to 510 W/m^2 compared between before and after watering. Heat environment mitigation action by watering could be divided into “fall of air temperature” and “restraint of radiation”.