Study: Leafy areas are the coolest in cities
Land type has an impact on local weather in urban areas, according to the findings of a joint study of CoE, University of Helsinki and Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). The local temperature can vary several degrees and even small pockets of trees, water and parkland can bring a relief on hot days in the concrete jungle. Read more in the recent story in the Guardian. The research results have been published as a scientific article Urban surface cover determined with airborne lidar at 2 m resolution – Implications for surface energy balance modelling in the journal Urban Climate.