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Urban Weather

By November 28, 2013

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Proposed NYC Urban FarmsSeveral climatic conditions have particular impact on cities. Inversion layers trap pollutants and make for stagnant smoggy air, which can lead to such things as the 1952 Great Smog. Urban heat islands are the phenomenon of the asphalt, concrete, and buildings in a city that cause the urban area to be warmer than the surrounding countryside. Things like urban farms and greenbelts help to mitigate the effects of cities.

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