Volume XLII-3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3, 1467-1472, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1467-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3, 1467-1472, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1467-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  30 Apr 2018

30 Apr 2018

MONITORING URBAN HEAT ISLAND THROUGH GOOGLE EARTH ENGINE: POTENTIALITIES AND DIFFICULTIES IN DIFFERENT CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES

R. Ravanelli1, A. Nascetti1,2, R. V. Cirigliano1, C. Di Rico1, P. Monti3, and M. Crespi1 R. Ravanelli et al.
  • 1Geodesy and Geomatics Division, DICEA - University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
  • 2Geoinformatics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) - University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

Keywords: Google Earth Engine, Urban Heat Island, Landsat, Land Surface Temperature, National Land Cover Database

Abstract. The aim of this work is to exploit the large-scale analysis capabilities of the innovative Google Earth Engine platform in order to investigate the temporal variations of the Urban Heat Island phenomenon as a whole. A intuitive methodology implementing a largescale correlation analysis between the Land Surface Temperature and Land Cover alterations was thus developed.
The results obtained for the Phoenix MA are promising and show how the urbanization heavily affects the magnitude of the UHI effects with significant increases in LST. The proposed methodology is therefore able to efficiently monitor the UHI phenomenon.