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dc.contributor.advisorBrunsell, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.authorWesley, Elizabeth Jane
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-12T19:40:07Z
dc.date.available2019-05-12T19:40:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-31
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:15881
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/27945
dc.description.abstractTo investigate the relationship between greenspace pattern and UHIs we conducted a multi-resolution wavelet analysis of land surface temperature (LST) to determine the dominant length scales of LST. We used these scales as extents for calculating landscape metrics on a high-resolution landcover map. We built regression models to investigate whether, controlling for the percent vegetated area, patch size, fragmentation, shape, complexity, and/or proximity can mitigate UHIs. We found that more and complex patches of greenspace and dispersed rather than clustered greenspace can effectively mitigate UHIs. We also found that the negative relationship often reported between patch size and LST is an artifact of the relationship between increased percent vegetated and LST. By using the dominant length scales of LST we demonstrate that aggregation and shape complexity are important configuration factors to consider in designing urban greenspace and provide a methodology for robust biophysically-based analysis of urban landscape pattern.
dc.format.extent41 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectPhysical geography
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.subjectRemote sensing
dc.subjectconfiguration
dc.subjectgreenspace
dc.subjectlandscape metrics
dc.subjectland surface temperature
dc.subjecturban heat island
dc.subjectwavelet
dc.titleEFFECTS OF GREENSPACE CONFIGURATION ON THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND: A STUDY OF THE KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberLyles, Ward
dc.contributor.cmtememberRahn, David
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineGeography
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.S.
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-9366-0478
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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