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Forecasting Changes in Urban Heat Island in the US Southwest

Abstract Recent developments in computational software and public accessibility of gridded climatological data have enabled researchers to study Urban Heat Island (UHI) effects more systematically and at a higher spatial resolution. Previous studies have analyzed UHI and identified significant contributors at the regional level for cities, within the topology of urban canyons, and for different construction materials. In UHIs, air is heated by the convective energy transfer from land surface materials and anthropogenic activities. Convection is dependent upon the temperature of the surface, temperature of the air, wind speed, and relative humidity. At the same time, air temperature is also influenced by greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. Clim... (more)
Contributor Burillo, Daniel (Author) / Chester, Mikhail (Author) / Kaloush, Kamil (Author) / Thau, David (Author) / Chang, Andrew (Author)
Identifier Stock Number: ASU-SSEBE-CESEM-2015-RPR-004
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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