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Impervious surfaces and morbidity: the relation between apparent land surface temperature and circulatory system diseases

Grant number: 17/15940-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal Investigator:Fernando Shinji Kawakubo
Grantee:Marcos Henrique Martins
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The quality of the urban environment has a determining influence on the quality of life of certain population. The city shape, functions, materials that are used and that occupy its territory, as well as the historical, social, cultural, political and economic determinants that have influence on the urban fabric are essential elements that interfere in the health of the population living in the urban environment.One of the most remarkable process of urbanization is the increase of impervious surfaces. The increase of this type of coverage brings several negative impacts to the environment as changes in the hydrodynamic and urban weather, among others.In this sense, it is relevant consider that circulatory system diseases have become the main cause of death worldwide, especially in developed and developing countries, including in Brazil. Among the causes that determined the prevalence and spatial distribution of this typology of death are the environmental factors, especially climatic determinants. Thus, the hypothesis of this project is that with the correlation between environmental factors and impervious surfaces, and the number of deaths by diseases associated with circulatory system, there is a probable relation between this typology of death and impervious surface. This project has as purpose analyze the relation between impervious surface and the occurrence of deaths caused by diseases associated with circulatory system, using satellite images, in the city of São Paulo - SP. (AU)

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MARTINS, Marcos Henrique. Critique of Effectiveness Geography or How to Geographize with a Hammer. 2020. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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