Urban heat island behaviors in dryland regions

  title={Urban heat island behaviors in dryland regions},
  author={John Dialesandro and Stephen M. Wheeler and Yaser Abunnasr},
  journal={Environmental Research Communications},
Urban heat island (UHI) characteristics and mitigation strategies for dryland cities differ from those for wetter urban regions. Whereas the latter typically see daytime surface UHIs, the rapid heating and cooling of deserts surrounding arid cities often produces daytime ‘urban cool islands’ and nighttime UHIs. Degrees of aridness, extent of vegetation, elevation, latitude, humidity, topography, and typical building types are likely to influence dryland UHI dynamics. This study analyzes… 

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