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The relation between land-cover and the urban heat island in northeastern Puerto RicoAuthor(s): David J.R. Murphy; Myrna Hall; Charles Hall; Gordon Heisler; Steve Stehman
Source: In: Proceedings of the seventh urban environment symposium; 2007 September 10-13; San Diego, CA. American Meteorological Society. 7 p.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionAs development continues in Puerto Rico, forests and grasslands are being converted to impervious cover, changing the magnitude and geographic range of the Urban Heat Island (UHI). As part of the U.S. National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research Program, this study aims to quantify the various meteorological effects that urbanization may be imparting on the nearby tropical forest ecosystem.
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CitationMurphy, David J.R.; Hall, Myrna; Hall, Charles; Heisler, Gordon; Stehman, Steve. 2007. The relation between land-cover and the urban heat island in northeastern Puerto Rico. In: Proceedings of the seventh urban environment symposium; 2007 September 10-13; San Diego, CA. American Meteorological Society. 7 p.
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