Professor Emeritus
University of Bristol, BSc, Honours
McMaster University, 1967, MA, PhD


Research interests focus on urban climate and the energy and water balances of cities.

Former Head of the Department (1991-1996).

Honours: Order of Canada; Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada


KRAYENHOFF, E.S., SANTIAGO, J.-L., MARTILLI, A., CHRISTEN, A. and OKE, T.R. 2015 ‘Parameterization of drag and turbulence for urban neighbourhoods with trees’ Boundary-Layer Meteorology DOI 10.1007/s10546-015-0028-6

STEWART, I.D. and OKE, T.R. 2015 ‘Local Climate Zones and urban climatic mapping’ in The Urban Climatic Map: A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning ed E. NG and R. CHAO (Earthscan-Taylor & Francis) 397-401


KRAYENHOFF, E.S., CHRISTEN, A., MARTILLI, A. and OKE, T.R. 2014 ‘A multi-layer radiation model for urban neighbourhoods with trees’ Boundary-Layer Meteorology 151, 139-178 DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9883-1


STEWART, I.D., OKE, T.R. and KRAYENHOFF, E.S. 2013 ‘Evaluation of the ‘local climate zone’ scheme using temperature observations and model simulations’ International Journal of Climatology 34, 1062-1080 DOI 10.1002/joc.3746


SALMOND, J.A., ROTH, M., OKE, T.R., CHRISTEN, A. and VOOFT, J.A. 2012 ‘Can surface cover tiles be summed to give neighborhood fluxes in cities?’ Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 51, 133-149 DOI 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-078.1

STEWART, I.D. and OKE, T.R. 2012 ‘Local Climate Zones for urban temperature studies’ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93, 1879-1900 DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00019.1


OKE, T.R. 2011 ‘Urban heat islands’ in The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology ed I. Douglas, D. Goode, M. Houck and W. Rusong (Routledge) 120-131



GRIMMOND, C.S.B., ROTH, M., OKE, T.R., AU, Y.C., BEST, M., BETTS, R., CARMICHAEL, G., CLEUGH, H., DABBERDT, W., EMMANUEL, R., FREITAS, E., FORTUNIAK, K., HANNA, S., KLEIN, P., KALKSTEIN, L.S., LIU, C.H., NICKSON, A., PEARLMUTTER, D., SAILOR, D. and VOOGT, J. 2010 ‘Climate and more sustainable cities: Climate information for improved planning and management of cities’ Procedia Environmental Sciences 1, 247-274



STEWART, I. and OKE, T.R. 2009 ‘Newly developed “thermal climate zones” for defining and measuring urban heat island magnitude in the canopy layer’ Bulletin American Meteorological Society 90, 922-23

OKE, T.R. 2009 ‘Chandler, T.J. 1965: The climate of London. London: Hutchinson, 292 pp’ Progress in Physical Geography 33, 437-442

MEYN, S. and OKE, T.R. 2009 ‘Heat fluxes through roofs and their relevance to estimates of urban heat storage’ Energy & Buildings 41, 745–752