Impacts on vegetation phenology caused by urban heat island

Authors: Chenxi Lin*, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Changshan Wu, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Topics: Remote Sensing
Keywords: urban heat island, vegetation phenology
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Tyler, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Urban heat island refers to the phenomenon that an urban area is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural area. Vegetation phenology, which is sensitive to temperature, will not only be impacted by global scale climate change, but also this local temperature variation. The objective of this study is to examine the impact on phenology of different vegetation species caused by urban heat island among major U.S cities.

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