Geospatial Analysis of Urban Thermal Gradients: Application to Tucson, Arizona's Projected Water Demand
Christopher Scott, Asst. Professor, University of Arizona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Yool, Professor, University of Arizona, email@example.com
Andrew Comrie, Professor, University of Arizona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eve Halper, PhD Candidate, University of Arizona, email@example.com
Investigate the impacts of urban warming on outdoor residential water demand in Tucson, Arizona.
1. Characterize spatial and temporal trends in Tucson's thermal profile over the period 1984-2006. Assess trends in reference evapotranspiration (ETref).
2. Spatially correlate normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and surface temperature vs. outdoor water demand and ETref based on 2000-2006.
3. Compile datasets of NDVI and surface temperature, and make the datasets available over the Internet for use by managers, planners, ecologists, and researchers.
This research was supported by a U.S. Geological Survey, Section 104B grant from the Water Resources Research Center (http://ag.arizona.edu/AZWATER) at the University of Arizona.
Landsat imagery was provided by the Arizona Regional Image Archive (http://aria.arizona.edu).