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Study of the August 2010 Heat Event in Cyprus

  • A. Retalis
  • D. Paronis
  • S. Michaelides
  • F. Tymvios
  • D. Charalambous
  • D. G. Hadjimitsis
  • A. Agapiou
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Abstract

An intense heat wave lasting for several days occurred in Cyprus during August 2010. Record high surface air temperatures were monitored. The aim of this study is to present the intensity and spatial extent of this event for four major districts, based on the analysis of MODIS Aqua satellite images along with surface air temperature data. Emphasis was given in the estimation of the urban heat island intensity and the differences from the respective mean intensity for August 2002–2008.

Keywords

Heat Wave Land Surface Temperature Urban Heat Island Urban Heat Island Intensity Heat Wave Event 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

Partial support was received from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under contract No. AEIFORIA/ASTI/0308(BE)/01. MODIS LST data were distributed by the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), located at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center (lpdaac.usgs.gov).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Retalis
    • 1
  • D. Paronis
    • 2
  • S. Michaelides
    • 3
  • F. Tymvios
    • 3
  • D. Charalambous
    • 3
  • D. G. Hadjimitsis
    • 4
  • A. Agapiou
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable DevelopmentNational Observatory of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Institute for Space Applications and Remote SensingNational Observatory of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Meteorological ServiceNicosiaCyprus
  4. 4.Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Remote Sensing LaboratoryCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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