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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 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.