THE CHANGING FORM OF THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON

THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND FOR METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON IS ANALYZED FOR CHANGES IN ITS FORM AND INTENSITY AS IT RESPONDS TO THE INFLUENCE OF PROMINENT WEATHER CONDITIONS. DATA FROM THE LOCAL CLIMATIC NETWORK WERE STRATIFIED ACCORDING TO THE PRIMARY METEOROLOGICAL CONTROLS OF WIND SPEED AND AMOUNT OF CLOUD COVER. MORE THAN 200 DAILY ISOTHERMAL MAPS WERE CONSTRUCTED BY USE OF A COMPUTER MAPPING SYSTEM. THE HEAT ISLAND ASSUMED DEFINITE AND CHARACTERISTIC FORMS ASSOCIATED WITH TYPICAL WEATHER SITUATIONS. THE MOST UNIQUE STABLE FORMS OCCURRED DURING CALM, CLEAR NIGHTS DOMINATED BY A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH SOMETIMES RESULTED IN AN AIR POLLUTION EPISODE. THERMAL PATTERNS OF MID-AFTERNOON SHOWED A RESPONSE TO TOPOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 38-60, 15 FIG, 15 REF
  • Authors:
    • Nicholas, F W
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 782-785
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM