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Title: The relation between land-cover and the urban heat island in northeastern Puerto Rico

Author: Murphy, David J.R.; Hall, Myrna; Hall, Charles; Heisler, Gordon; Stehman, Steve

Year: 2007

Publication: In: Proceedings of the seventh urban environment symposium; 2007 September 10-13; San Diego, CA. American Meteorological Society. 7 p.

Abstract: As development continues in Puerto Rico, forests and grasslands are being converted to impervious cover, changing the magnitude and geographic range of the Urban Heat Island (UHI). As part of the U.S. National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research Program, this study aims to quantify the various meteorological effects that urbanization may be imparting on the nearby tropical forest ecosystem.

Last Modified: 10/12/2007

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