DOI: 10.24057/2414-9179-2013-1-19-22-28

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M. Y. Grishchenko

M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography Moscow, Russia
Russian Federation



Modern cities are characterized by special urban landscape and special urban climate. Urban heat island is a phenomenon closely associated with urban territories. There are many methods developed for studying urban heat island, they can be combined into two groups: imagery-based methods and physicomathematical methods. Using spatial imagery can provide revealing thermal anomalies evolution in time and space, spatial distribution of various thermal anomalies, differences in quantitative measures of various thermal anomalies. Despite the fact that imagery-based methods are seemed to be very widespread among scientists all over the world, still there are some problems with using spatial imagery. The best spatial resolution of accessible thermal imagery is 60 m (ETM+ sensor), and sometimes it is not enough for urban studies (many urban objects have smaller dimensions). The problem of urban heat island is rather serious in modern world, and it needs data of very good quality.


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For citation: Grishchenko M.Y. URBAN HEAT ISLAND AEROSPACE STUDIES. Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2013;19:22–28 DOI: 10.24057/2414-9179-2013-1-19-22-28 (in Russian)