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DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.03.009
Web URL(s):https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016920461100140X#!
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Author(s):Zhou, Weiqi; Huang, Ganlin; Cadenasso, Mary L.
Author Affiliation:Zhou and Cadenasso: Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA; Huang: Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis, CA
Title:Does spatial configuration matter? Understanding the effects of land cover pattern on land surface temperature in urban landscapes
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 102, No. 1, July 30 2011, p. 54-63.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Evaluations; Geographical distribution; Land forms; Surface temperature; Urban habitat; Urban heat island; Urbanization
Abstract/Contents:"The effects of land cover composition on land surface temperature (LST) have been extensively documented. Few studies, however, have examined the effects of land cover configuration. This paper investigates the effects of both the composition and configuration of land cover features on LST in Baltimore, MD, USA, using correlation analyses and multiple linear regressions. Landsat ETM + image data were used to estimate LST. The composition and configuration of land cover features were measured by a series of landscape metrics, which were calculated based on a high-resolution land cover map with an overall accuracy of 92.3%. We found that the composition of land cover features is more important in determining LST than their configuration. The land cover feature that most significantly affects the magnitude of LST is the percent cover of buildings. In contrast, percent cover of woody vegetation is the most important factor mitigating UHI effects. However, the configuration of land cover features also matters. Holding composition constant, LST can be significantly increased or decreased by different spatial arrangements of land cover features. These results suggest that the impact of urbanization on UHI can be mitigated not only by balancing the relative amounts of various land cover features, but also by optimizing their spatial configuration. This research expands our scientific understanding of the effects of land cover pattern on UHI by explicitly quantifying the effects of configuration. In addition, it may provide important insights for urban planners and natural resources managers on mitigating the impact of urban development on UHI."
Language:English
References:53
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Zhou, W., G. Huang, and M. L. Cadenasso. 2011. Does spatial configuration matter? Understanding the effects of land cover pattern on land surface temperature in urban landscapes. Landscape Urban Plan. 102(1):p. 54-63.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.03.009
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