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heat island

n.
An area, such as a city or industrial site, that has consistently higher temperatures than surrounding areas, as because of lack of vegetation, the low albedo of roofing materials and asphalt, and the production of waste heat by vehicles or buildings.
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This is being done together with the University of the Philippines-Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (UP-TCAGP) in assessing the development of urban heat islands in rapidly urbanizing and highly urbanized cities in the Philippines.
[USA], July 14 (ANI): Planting more vegetation, using reflective materials on hard surfaces and installing green roofs on buildings can help cool potentially deadly urban heat islands, a recent study suggests.
Steuben and Schneider cite the more extreme heat waves in urban areas, especially ones in northern regions, as a factor that contributes to urban heat island formation.
Though a few individuals are working to develop mini urban forests, but these efforts are not enough to offset the killer urban heat island effect.Urban forestry is the care and management of single trees and tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment.
Thankfully, the urban heat island effect can be reduced, especially with help from plants.
The only long-term solution to mitigate the worst effects of climate change is to expand our urban tree cover and initiate eco-friendly practices such as green roofs on terraces and high-reflectivity coatings for roads can be used reduce urban heat island effect,' said Dr Zafar.
Simulations of the London urban heat island, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 137(659): 1625-1640.
The new paper describes how the research was extended to two more cities, Cincinnati, Ohio and Knoxville, Tennessee, to test whether the ants would respond in "parallel" to urban heat islands.
One of the most important impacts of heat waves is urban heat island (UHI) which is increased by increasing the urbanization in urban areas people from small areas and rural areas moving toward the large cities to improve their life style.
One of the simplest solutions to reducing the urban heat island effect is to provide more shade, with trees and other vegetation.
Green roofs are another method of decreasing the urban heat island effect.
The Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) has released a report outlining how the anticipated rezoning of Gowanus, Brooklyn can be used to mitigate a phenomenon known as the urban heat island (UHI) effect.

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