Urban Heat Island

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Urban Heat Island by Mind Map: Urban Heat Island

1. Which locations?

1.1. Urban

1.2. Rural

2. What Instruments?

2.1. In-Situ

2.2. Thermometer

2.3. Hygrometer

3. Solutions

3.1. Lighter colours used in buldings

3.2. More trees

3.3. Controlling development rate

3.4. Green roofing

4. What is triggering it?

4.1. Excessive buildings

4.2. No vegetation cover

4.3. Tall buildings

5. Problem

5.1. Rapid Urbanization

5.2. Over development

6. Aim

6.1. Level of UHI index in Malta

6.2. Trends

6.3. Comparing past data

7. Effects

7.1. Smog

7.2. Health e.g. Resperation problems

7.3. Temperature inversions

8. Programmes/sites

8.1. SAGA

8.2. GIS

8.3. Landsat/Remote sensing