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heat island

noun
1.
an urban area having higher average temperature than its rural surroundings owing to the greater absorption, retention, and generation of heat by its buildings, pavements, and human activities.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • Well, where the urban heat island effect was working, anyways.
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  • It is postulated that this is due to micro-and local-scale impacts dominating over the mesoscale urban heat island.
  • For mitigating the urban heat island effects, the high-reflective paints are usually used as cool roof materials.
  • Reducing the urban heat island: from local to global benefits.
  • Trees shade pavement and reduce air temperatures and the urban heat island.
  • Production of sensible heat emission by increasing roof solar reflectance as a countermeasure of heat island phenomena.

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