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The urban heat island in Akron, OhioAuthor(s): Frank P. Martin; Grace L. Powell
Source: In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 94-97
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionData gathered by automobile traverse were used to describe the urban heat of Akron, Ohio. Observations were made at 2100 or 2200 EST on four nights-17 April, 11 July, 10 October, and 2 January. Weather conditions not conducive to heat-island development were avoided. Temperatures in the center of the heat island were 6 to 14?F warmer than rural areas outside the city. The heat-island center was always over a mixed residential/commercial area. Topographic influences were apparent in the heat-island pattern.
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CitationMartin, Frank P.; Powell, Grace L. 1977. The urban heat island in Akron, Ohio. In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 94-97
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