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White Roofs Combat Warming Effect in Cities

White Roofs Combat Warming Effect in Cities

Roof color positively affects temperature in urbanized areas.

White Roofs Combat Warming Effect in Cities

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 19:15

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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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