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Land surface thermal feature (Tmean) change monitoring in urban and urban wild land interface in Atlanta, GA from 1985-2018 (version 2.0)

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1985
End Date
2018
Revision
2020-08-20

Citation

Xian, G.Z., and Shi, H., 2020, Land surface thermal feature change monitoring in urban and urban wild land interface (ver. 2.0, August 2020): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9H6E1FZ.

Summary

We developed an approach to quantify Urban Heat Island (UHI) extent and intensity in Atlanta, GA and its surrounding area by using surface temperature from Landsat surface temperature product in a time series manner. Landsat land surface temperature from Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) were used to quantify surface temperature changes from 1985 to 2018. The current study assessed UHI intensity and its variations associated with urban development in an annual basis. Two datasets, over the study period, show that the mean surface temperature in the high intensity urban area significantly increased while no significant trend was found in surrounding non-urban areas. These released datasets were spatially in 30 meters resolution and [...]

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Purpose

The products developed by this study provide dense temporal coverage and are useful for characterizing and monitoring urban land cover changes by characterizing their types, delineating their spatial extents, detecting trends, and quantifying their biophysical conditions. Landsat land surface temperature from Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) were used to quantify surface temperature changes from 1985 to 2018.

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