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Title: Effect of synthetic surfaces and vegetation in urban areas on human energy balance and comfort

Author: Stark, Thomas F.; Miller, David R.;

Date: 1977

Source: In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 139-151

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The thermal balance of a standard man was quantified for a variety of urban and rural summer daytime microclimates. The resulting net heat-load data were correlated with the relative amounts of vegetation and synthetic materials at each site. By extrapolating these results, it is possible to estimate the expected heat load of a proposed development before it is built.

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Stark, Thomas F.; Miller, David R. 1977. Effect of synthetic surfaces and vegetation in urban areas on human energy balance and comfort. In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 139-151

 


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