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Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies Urban Heat Island Basics (2008)

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The report describes the causes and impacts of summertime urban heat islands and promotes strategies for lowering temperatures in communities. It provides an overview of heat islands, how they form, and their impacts, and describes key urban heat island reduction strategies in-depth. This chapter provides an overview of different types of urban heat islands, methods for identifying them, and factors that contribute to their development. It introduces key concepts that are important to understanding and mitigating this phenomenon, as well as additional sources of information.

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U.S. Environmental Agency

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