Comment 66745

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted July 21, 2011 at 16:13:29 in reply to Comment 66742

Snow has a much higher reflectivity than the ground or other common building materials. That combined with the fact the sun is so much further away during winter means that less solar radiation is hitting the ground and being converted to heat, which reduces the UHI effect in winter.

I know this because the company I work for provides consulting services for outdoor thermal comfort (among other things), and we often have to come up with strategies for reducing the Urban Heat Island effect.

Comment edited by UrbanRenaissance on 2011-07-21 16:23:13

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