Articles | Volume 19
Adv. Sci. Res., 19, 13–27, 2022
Adv. Sci. Res., 19, 13–27, 2022
02 May 2022
02 May 2022

Using machine learning to produce a cost-effective national building height map of Ireland to categorise local climate zones

Eoghan Keany et al.

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This work used machine learning to produce the first open source building height map of Ireland. This map is intended to more accurately determine Local Climate Zones for use in the underlying physiography dataset in the HARMONIE AROME numerical weather prediction model.