White Roofs Combat Warming Effect in Cities

Roof color positively affects temperature in urbanized areas.
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1. Urban heat island- a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to such factors as development, pollution and increased population.
2. Urbanization- the transformation of a region into a city as a result of development and the accompanying influx of new workers and residents.

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