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Mitigating New York City’s heat island with urban forestry, living roofs, and light surfaces
This study uses a regional climate model (MM5) in combination with observed meteorological, satellite, and GIS data to determine the impact of each of the mitigation strategies, urban forestry, living/green roofs, and light surfaces, on surface and near-surface air temperature in the New York Metropolitan Region over space and time. The effects of localized changes in land-surface cover in six case study areas are evaluated in the context of regional atmospheric mixing.
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- A report to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
- Climate and Environmental Impact
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