The Effect of Landscape Gravel on Ambient Air, Surface, and Soil TemperatureEarth and Environmental Sciences
- Dr. Mary Lyons
"City temperatures are rising, a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. The research examines the role of the color of landscape gravel in the mitigation of the UHI effect in cities. In turn, inform homeowners and the private sector to help regulate the thermal absorption of heat on their properties by their choice of landscaping. The three treatments of light-colored gravel, dark-colored gravel, and no gravel were tested over three days to see how these treatments affect the air, soil, and surface temperature. "