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Modeling effects of urban heat island mitigation strategies on heat-related morbidity: a case study for Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Abstract This established model is applied here to show the relative effects of four common mitigation strategies: increasing the overall (1) emissivity, (2) percentage of vegetated area, (3) thermal conductivity, and (4) albedo of the urban environment in a series of percentage increases by 5, 10, 15, and 20% from baseline values.
Created Date 2009-07-26
Contributor Humberto, Silva R. (Author) / Phelan, Patrick E. (Author) / Golden, Jay S. (Author)
Subject health / morbidity / modeling / heat mitigation
Type Text
Extent 10 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00484-009-0247-y
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Silva, HR, Phelan, PE and Golden, JS (2010). Modeling effects of urban heat island mitigation strategies on heat-related morbidity: a case study for Phoenix, Arizona, USA. International journal of biometeorology, 54:1, 13-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-009-0247-y
Collaborating Institutions Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
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