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Record 44 of 1525
Urban heat island
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Author and Affiliation:
Kim, Hongsuk H.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The phenomenon of urban heat island was investigated by the use of LANDSAT Thematic Mapper data sets collected over the metropolitan area of Washington DC (U.S.). By combining the retrieved spectral albedos and temperatures, urban modification on radiation budgets of five surface categories were analyzed. The surface radiation budget imagery of the area show that urban heating is attributable to a large heat flux from the rapidly heating surfaces of asphalt, bare soil and short grass. In summer, symptoms of diurnal heating begin to appear by mid morning and can be about 10 degrees warmer than nearby woodlands in summer.
Publication Date: May 01, 1991
Document ID:
19920002282
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 92N11500
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: ESA, Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, Volume 2; p 521-525
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution within the U.S. granted by agreement
NASA Terms: CITIES; HEAT ISLANDS; IMAGE ANALYSIS; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; THEMATIC MAPPERS (LANDSAT); ALBEDO; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; REMOTE SENSING; SPECTRUM ANALYSIS; THEMATIC MAPPING
Imprint And Other Notes: In ESA, Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, Volume 2 p 521-525 (SEE N92-11488 02-43)
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