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Comparison between summer and winter urban heat island of Beijing city
Author(s): Zhaoming Zhang; Guojin He
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Paper Abstract

Urban heat island (UHI) is a key feature of urban climate. In order to compare the urban heat island phenomenon of Beijing city between summer and winter, Landsat 5 TM images acquired on August 31st 2001 and December 21st 2001 respectively were used to retrieve land surface temperature (LST) of Beijing city based on the generalized single channel algorithm which is a new algorithm applicable to retrieve land surface temperature from only one thermal channel remote sensing image. Then seasonal urban thermal environmental changes were analyzed. The result shows that urban heat island exists in both winter and summer and distribution maps of urban thermal environment are both ring-shaped, which is in accordance with the ring-road system of Beijing city. The result also indicates abnormity exists in the outskirts in winter and reasons for this phenomenon were found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6790, MIPPR 2007: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Applications; and Innovative Multispectral Technology and Applications, 67900T (14 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.747322
Show Author Affiliations
Zhaoming Zhang, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Guojin He, China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6790:
MIPPR 2007: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Applications; and Innovative Multispectral Technology and Applications

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