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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Albany, CA 94710-0011

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Neighborhood-scale temperature variation related to canopy cover differences in Southern California

Summary

The effects of vegetative cover on neighborhood-scale climate in Southern California are being studied as part of a larger project in urban forest climate research. A comparison of microclimate between two similar urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles country, with different vegetation densities is presented. Previous studies indicate temperature reductions of 1 to 2 C can be expected for an increase in vegetation of 10% (Huang et al., 1987).


Years of Research:  1987-1994

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research, Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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Products / Publications:

  1. Levitt, D.G.. J.R. Simpson, C.S. Grimmond, E.G. McPherson and R. Rowntree. 1994. Neighborhood-scale temperature variation related to canopy cover differences in Southern California. 11th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology. 7-10 March, 1994, San Diego, California, American Meteorological Society - View Document [405.61 KB]

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