Synergistic Interactions between Urban Heat Islands and Heat Waves : The Impact in Cities Is Larger than the Sum of Its Parts

  title={Synergistic Interactions between Urban Heat Islands and Heat Waves : The Impact in Cities Is Larger than the Sum of Its Parts},
  author={Elie Bou-Zeid},
Cities are well known to be hotter than the rural areas that surround them; this phenomenon is called the urban heat island.Heat waves are excessively hot periods duringwhich the air temperatures of both urban and rural areas increase significantly. However, whether urban and rural temperatures respond in the sameway to heat waves remains a critical unanswered question. In this study, a combination of observational and modeling analyses indicates synergies between urban heat islands and heat… CONTINUE READING
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