Asked • 07/25/19

Is the urban heat island effect stronger during a particular season or part of the year?

It is known that cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding landscapes, and this is known as the "urban heat island effect". In the summer there is greater heat output from air conditioning systems. In the winter there is greater heat output from heating systems (heat pumps aside). Are these a substantial contributor to the effect, or are there other causes? **Summary of question: What are the causes of the urban heat island effect, and are there specific times of the year when the effect is stronger?**

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Stanton D. answered • 01/17/20

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