Heat Island Effect


Subject:
Pollution , Weather , Energy , Conservation and Efficiency , Temperature , Air Pollution

Description:
This site addresses the concept of heat island effect, which "describes urban and suburban temperatures that are 2 to 10°F (1 to 6°C) hotter than nearby rural areas." Discusses impacts (including air pollution, air conditioning costs, and heat-related illnesses), ideas for reducing temperatures and energy use (such as green roofs and cool paving materials, and shade trees), and related research projects. Includes a FAQ and glossary. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Publisher:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.epa.gov/heatislands/


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