Brazel, Anthony J. Department of Geography, Laboratory of Climatology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Last reviewed:December 2019
- Controlling factors
- Urban heat island
- Energy and moisture balance
- Air movement in cities
- Satellite climatology
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The branch of climatology concerned with urban areas. These locales produce significant changes in the surface of the Earth and the quality of the air. In turn, surface climate in the vicinity of urban sites is altered. The era of urbanization on a worldwide scale has been accompanied by unintentional, measurable changes in city climate.
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