Urban heat island effect expands in Taipei: Expert – Focus Taiwan

 

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) The phenomenon of cities experiencing higher air temperatures than outlying areas, known as the urban heat island (UHI) effect, appears to have become more widespread in Taipei and could affect life in many ways, an expert has warned.

For example, in Taipei Basin, higher temperatures were traditionally commonly observed in Wanhua and Zhongzheng Districts in the heart of the city, but recently Wenshan, Nangang and Shilin in the peripheral areas have also started to become warmer and warmer, said Lin Tzu-ping (???), an architecture professor at National Cheng Kung University, adding that this indicates higher temperatures that were previously limited to the city center are now expanding into more and more areas.

(By Chang Hsiung-feng and Evelyn Kao)

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