Martin Jurek

Martin Jurek
Palacký University Olomouc · Department of Geography

Doctor of Philosophy

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September 2004 - present
Palacký University Olomouc
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (22)
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Most studies addressing heat in urban environments focus on thermal conditions and neglect the mental component of thermal comfort. This study employs mental maps to analyse thermal (dis)comfort in the medium-sized Czech cities of Olomouc and Plzeň in summer. Locations of “mental hotspots” are identified particularly on busy streets, at transport h...
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Thermal comfort in public spaces, as an important factor in the quality of life, has been strongly affected by manifestations of climate change. City authorities are under pressure to adapt their approaches to the urban environment. This study investigates thermal sensation in public spaces in four Czech cities. Biometeorological measurements were...
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Even though soil temperature in urban environment influences a range of processes, it has been studied rather sparsely in comparison with surface temperature or air temperature. Our research extends the soil temperature observation in Olomouc (Czechia) and uses semi-stationary measurement to describe detailed spatial variability of soil temperature...
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Thermal comfort in public spaces, as an important factor in the quality of life, has been strongly affected by manifestations of climate change. City authorities are under pressure to adapt their approaches to the urban environment. This study investigates thermal sensation in public spaces in four Czech cities. Biometeorological measurements were...
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This study consists of nine case studies addressing thermal comfort in the public areas of city centres, with particular emphasis on the measurable effects of blue and green infrastructure on thermal exposure. Daytime on-site measurements were taken in summer in the paved areas of squares, in the proximity of water fountains, and in the shade of tr...
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More frequent and severe heat waves rank among the most serious impacts of climate change in Central Europe. At the same time, increasing awareness of the importance of municipalities acting in climate change adaptation leads to a higher demand for urban climate modelling. In this study we use MUKLIMO_3 model for a simulation of spatiotemporal patt...
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The future life-styles and pro-environmental behaviour of today’s younger students will be a cardinal factor in mitigating the severity of projected climate change. In this study, Czech students at upper-primary and secondary-school levels responded to a set of covertly paired statements designed to assess their beliefs concerning the usefulness of...
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INTRODUCTION Czech cities experience elevated frequency and intensity of heat-related events due to changing climate (Kyselý 2009; Geletič et al. 2019). Several municipalities have already recognized the necessity of dealing with excess heat in urban areas. The project Identification of localities vulnerable to thermal stress-a tool for sustainabl...
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In this study we focus on a detailed analysis of air temperature in the city centre of Olomouc, using a bicycle for mobile measurements. We studied the spatial pattern of air temperature, analysed temperature differences between local climate zones (LCZs) and identified hot spots and cool spots in the city centre. The results point to a significant...
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ABSTRACT: Air temperature in urban areas is strongly influenced by the properties of surface cover, material, structure and by human activity. Stewart & Oke (2012) quantified these properties and used them to introduce the definition of local climate zones (LCZs). LCZs shall express characteristic temperature regimes of differing local-scale areas...
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V souvislosti s klimatickou změnou je potřeba klást důraz na podrobnější studium současného a budoucího klimatu měst a na přípravu adaptačních opatření. Ve studiu klimatu města se v posledních letech prosazuje koncept místních klimatických zón. Místní klimatické zóny jsou definovány jako areály se stejnými vlastnostmi povrchu, strukturou, materiály...
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The authors have searched the archives for information concerning the large-scale mapping of Czechoslovakia in the period 1921-1950, when the improvement and updating of older maps inherited from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was carried out and new large-scale mapping was launched. Several map sets resulted from the mapping, yet they did not cover...
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Toponyms, or place names have been used to reveal historical land-use patterns based on degree of wetness in the Morava River floodplain. Eleven patch types were plotted on three land cover types representing broad ecological niches with different moisture regimes for four time periods. The river’s simultaneous decrease in sinuosity, which undersco...
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The paper analyses daily maximum temperatures in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Olomouc,Czech Republic, in the summer months 1961–2000 in order to validate the assumption onglobal warming affecting climate in Central Europe. Data on maximum temperatures wereprocessed to reveal trends in temperature variability as well as in the frequency of summerdays (d...
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The nature and trends of air pollution in the city of Olomouc between 1991 and 2000 are discussed. This was a period of fundamental structural economic changes in the Czech Republic. The spatial distributions of SO2, NOx particulate matter and 03 were studied, and an air quality index was assessed. The ambient air quality of the city is most seriou...

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