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Researchers Emphasize Evaluation of Tradeoffs in Battling Urban Heat Island
September 7, 2012
A team of researchers from Arizona State University have found that warming resulting from megapolitan expansion is seasonally dependent, with the greatest warming occurring during summer and the least during winter. Among the most practical ways to combat urbanization-induced warming--the painting of building's roofs white--was found to disrupt regional hydroclimate, highlighting the need for evaluation of tradeoffs associated with combating urban heat islands.
Arizona State University
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