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Unformatted text preview: Pollution over the city redirection of outgoing long wave radiation Effect of buildings on solar radiation receipt The Urban Environment 2 Urban Heat Island: Maximum and minimum temperatures in urban areas are higher than in nearby rural settings The Urban Heat Island Characteristics of Urban Climate Less insolation (up to 30% less UV radiation, up to 15% less sunshine duration) More clouds (up to 10% more clouds, up to 100% more fog) More precipitation (up to 15% more precipitation) Higher temperatures (up to 3 C (5.4 F) higher average temperatures, up to 10% less heating degree-days) The Heat Island of Washington, D.C. Average minimum winter temperatures (C) (Dec Feb)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course GEOG 121 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Oshkosh.
- Spring '08