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urban climate The modified surface-layer atmospheric conditions that are caused by the influence of large ‘built-up’ areas. Changes include pollution, reduction in strong wind speeds towards a city centre, turbulence of air around buildings, warming of air by the heat output from city structures, and increased evaporation and removal (drainage and run-off) of water.

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urban climate

urban climate Modified surface-layer atmospheric conditions caused by the influence of large ‘built-up’ areas. Changes include pollution, reduction in strong wind speeds toward a city centre, turbulence of air around buildings, warming of air by the heat output from city structures, and increased evaporation and removal (drainage and runoff) of water.

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"urban climate." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved October 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/urban-climate