Figure : urban-heat-island

Urban Heat Island

Figure 16.5

Columbia University
Daniel Bader

This figure appears in chapter 16 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/regions/northeast/graphics/urban-heat-island

Surface temperatures in New York City on a summer’s day show the “urban heat island,” with temperatures in populous urban areas being approximately 10°F higher than the forested parts of Central Park. Dark blue reflects the colder waters of the Hudson and East Rivers. (Figure source: Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University).

When citing this figure, please reference Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University.

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