Long-term associations between wind speeds and the urban heat island of Phoenix, Arizona

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

39 Scopus citations

Abstract

The association between a developing urban heat island and local monthly averaged wind speeds is examined in this investigation. Results from a series of statistical analyses show a significant increase in wind speeds in Phoenix, Arizona, during the period of rapid heat island development. The increase in winds is found to be much stronger at 0500 MST than at 1400 MST. Increased instability and the development of a strong heat low circulation in the urban environment are suggested as probable causes for the increased wind speeds. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Climate & Applied Meteorology
Pages712-716
Number of pages5
Volume26
Edition6
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Long-term associations between wind speeds and the urban heat island of Phoenix, Arizona'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Balling, R., & Cerveny, R. (1987). Long-term associations between wind speeds and the urban heat island of Phoenix, Arizona. In Journal of Climate & Applied Meteorology (6 ed., Vol. 26, pp. 712-716)