Impacts of urban-modified precipitation on man's activities

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  • Stanley Changnon Jr.

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Impacts of Human Activity

Abstract

For at least 700 years persons who have dwelt in large cities have been at least vaguely aware that their climate was different from that their rural cousins experienced. Awareness of the higher intercity temperatures, lower winds, and smokier conditions occurred because of great differences. These weather differences began to be quantified at several European cities at least I00 years ago such that the "urban heat island" has been widely known for many years.....

 

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Technical Notes and Correspondence