Remotely sensed thermal information applied to urban climate analysis

R. Pongrácz, J. Bartholy, Zsuzsanna Dezso

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Abstract

Urban heat island (UHI) effects on the ten most populated cities of Hungary, including the Budapest agglomeration area, were analyzed using remotely sensed data. Day- and night-time surface temperature time series observed by sensor MODIS on satellite Terra were used to determine UHI intensities. UHI intensity was defined as the difference in spatially averaged surface temperatures between urban and surrounding rural pixels. Spatial structures of UHIs were determined and compared for different seasons and macrocirculation conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2191-2196
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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heat islands
urban climate
heat island
climate
surface temperature
Thermal effects
Terra (satellite)
Hungary
Time series
Agglomeration
Pixels
MODIS (radiometry)
Satellites
daytime
agglomeration
night
Temperature
MODIS
Sensors
pixel

Keywords

  • Carpathian Basin
  • Satellite Terra
  • Sensor MODIS
  • Surface temperature
  • Urban heat island effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Remotely sensed thermal information applied to urban climate analysis. / Pongrácz, R.; Bartholy, J.; Dezso, Zsuzsanna.

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