The use of remotely sensed data offers a potential objective method for assessment of urban heat islands. Several studies that utilized satellite derived data are reviewed and future prospects are presented. The use of satellite derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index data and the potential use of Defense Meteorological Satellite Program sensor data are reviewed in detail.
K.P. Gallo, J.D. Tarpley, A.L. McNab, T.R. Karl, Assessment of urban heat islands: a satellite perspective, Atmospheric Research, Volume 37, Issues 1–3, July 1995, Pages 37-43, ISSN 0169-8095, 10.1016/0169-8095(94)00066-M. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016980959400066M)
Source: Atmospheric Research
Publication Date: July 1995