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Urban climate is the most immediatemanifestation of the warming global climate for the majority of people onearth. Nearly half of those people live in small to medium sized cities, anunderstudied scale in urban climate research. Widespread characterization wouldbe useful to decision makers in planning and design for land use decisions.Using a multi-method approach, the mesoscale UHI in the study region ischaracterized and the secular trend over the last sixty years evaluated. Underisolated ideal conditions the findings indicate a UHI of 5.3℃ ± 0.97℃ to bepresent in the study area, the magnitude of which is growing over time.



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Land Use, Urban Heat Island, Mesoscale, Urban Climate, Piedmont, North Carolina

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Doran, E. and Golden, J. 2016 Climate & Sustainability Implications of Land Use Alterations in an Urbanizing Region: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Journal of Environmental Protection, 7, 1072-1088. doi: 10.4236-jep.2016.77096.





Autor: E. M. B. Doran, J. S. Golden

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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