A Study of Human Physiological Comfort in Lagos Metropolis Using Landsat Satellite Imagery Between 1984 and 2013


  • Uwadiegwu Ibeabuchi Exile developer, Abia state
  • Feyi Oni Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Science, University of Lagos, Lagos-Nigeria
  • Olusegun A. Adeaga Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Science, University of Lagos, Lagos-Nigeria




Temperature Humidity Index, Physiological comfort, Physiological stress, Thermal sensation, Lagos metropolis


Our cities today are exposed more too urban atmospheric conditions that influence man’s comfort, health and behavior. As cities grow changes in land use have altered man’s physiological comfort experienced today. Landsat satellite imagery was used to study human physiological comfort in Lagos metropolis between 1984 and 2013. So, to achieve this remote sensing data acquired from Landsat satellite imagery and Geographic Information System (GIS) were used to derive, namely: land use land cover, land surface and air temperature, and relative humidity index for 1984, 2000 and 2013. While Temperature Humidity Index (THI) was computed from air tem-perature and relative humidity index which was used to assess human physiological out-door comfort in relation to land use activities. In this study, the health implica-tions of physiological stress and thermal sensation were highlighted and addressed from the environmental and health perspectives as it relates to land use. This study thrown open the door of environmental efficiency, well-being and the health of citi-zens which is influenced by physiological comfort through developing and maintain-ing comfortable environmental conditions that will enhance the quality of urban life.


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U. Ibeabuchi, Feyi Oni, and Olusegun A. Adeaga, “A Study of Human Physiological Comfort in Lagos Metropolis Using Landsat Satellite Imagery Between 1984 and 2013”, J. Infor. Electr. Electron. Eng., vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 1–15, Nov. 2023.