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INQUIRE - Undergraduate Research Journal

INQUIRE will be a showcase for research undertaken by undergraduate students at ASU [or those who have recently become alumni]. All papers are refereed by ASU faculty and will be revised to improve content and presentation.

The research shows that vegetation height differentially affects surface temperature at the residential parcel-level. Vegetation of 5m-10m height is correlated to mitigation of extreme temperatures, lowering daytime surface temperatures and raising nighttime surface temperatures. Vegetation of 1.5m-5m height lowered daytime surface temperatures to a lesser magnitude than vegetation of taller height. Results imply that planners and landscape designers should consider strategically arranging buildings and vegetation to maximize shading and cooling benefit.

Jia, Jessica
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