Local Climate Regulation by Urban Wetlands
Urban areas are composed of built structures, such as buildings and roads, and naturalistic areas, such as parks and rivers, which create local-scale climatic regimes. Within the urban environment, these various elements can combine to modify significantly the fluxes of heat, moisture, and momentum and further alter atmospheric processes through anthropogenic inputs of heat, water, and pollutants. The creation and management of wetlands within urban areas can help to modify local climate and to decrease air temperatures.
KeywordsClimate regulation Urban heat islands Heat fluxes Water sensitive urban design
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