Urban Heat Island AGU 2010

  • Released Friday, December 10, 2010

Video and animations of the Urban Heat Island Effect with Ping Zhang and Marc Imhoff created for the AGU conference 2010.

Satellite-produced maps of Providence and Buffalo highlight the role that differences in development patterns and vegetation cover can have on the magnitude of a city's urban heat island. Though the two cities have the same approximate size, Buffalo has a significantly weaker heat island.  The maps show visible light (far left), land surface temperatures (near left), density of development (right), and vegetation cover (far right).

Satellite-produced maps of Providence and Buffalo highlight the role that differences in development patterns and vegetation cover can have on the magnitude of a city's urban heat island. Though the two cities have the same approximate size, Buffalo has a significantly weaker heat island. The maps show visible light (far left), land surface temperatures (near left), density of development (right), and vegetation cover (far right).

Satellite-produced maps of Providence and Buffalo highlight the role that differences in development patterns and vegetation cover can have on the magnitude of a city's urban heat island. Though the two cities have the same approximate size, Providence has a significantly stronger heat island. The maps show visible light (far left), land surface temperatures (near left), density of development (right), and vegetation cover (far right).

Satellite-produced maps of Providence and Buffalo highlight the role that differences in development patterns and vegetation cover can have on the magnitude of a city's urban heat island. Though the two cities have the same approximate size, Providence has a significantly stronger heat island. The maps show visible light (far left), land surface temperatures (near left), density of development (right), and vegetation cover (far right).



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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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