Community Exposure to Nighttime Heat in a Desert Urban Setting, El Paso, Texas

Maria A. Amaya, MacTar Mohammed, Nicholas E. Pingitore, Raed Aldouri, Barry Benedict, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.42)

Abstract


The combination of global warming and urbanization is expected to exacerbate the well-established urban heat island effect. Unfortunately, little is known about nighttime urban heat retention and its possible health effects on residents. Here we use infrared satellite imagery to evaluate the distribution of nighttime heat and its decadal changes in a large desert metroplex.


Keywords


Human Health, Nighttime Heat; Heat Exposure; Global Warming; Desert Cities; Thermal Infrared (IR) Satellite Imagery; Community Risk; Urban Growth; Urban Heat Island; Change Detection

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