Assessment of Urban versus Rural in Situ surface temperatures in the contiguous United States: No di

  title={Assessment of Urban versus Rural in Situ surface temperatures in the contiguous United States: No di},
  author={Thomas C. Peterson},
  • T. Peterson
  • Published 15 September 2003
  • Environmental Science
Abstract All analyses of the impact of urban heat islands (UHIs) on in situ temperature observations suffer from inhomogeneities or biases in the data. These inhomogeneities make urban heat island analyses difficult and can lead to erroneous conclusions. To remove the biases caused by differences in elevation, latitude, time of observation, instrumentation, and nonstandard siting, a variety of adjustments were applied to the data. The resultant data were the most thoroughly homogenized and the… 

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