Anthropogenic heat

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Heat released to the [[atmosphere]] as a result of human activities, often involving  combustion of fuels.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Sources include industrial plants, space heating and cooling, human metabolism, and vehicle  exhausts. In cities this source typically contributes 15&ndash;50 W m<sup>&minus;2</sup> to the local [[heat balance]], and  several hundred W m<sup>&minus;2</sup> in the center of large cities in cold climates and industrial areas. <br/>''Compare''  [[urban heat island]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Heat released to the [[atmosphere]] as a result of human activities, often involving  combustion of fuels.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Sources include industrial plants, space heating and cooling, human metabolism, and vehicle  exhausts. In cities this source typically contributes 15&ndash;50 W m<sup>-2</sup> to the local [[heat balance]], and  several hundred W m<sup>-2</sup> in the center of large cities in cold climates and industrial areas. <br/>''Compare''  [[urban heat island]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:38, 20 February 2012


[edit] anthropogenic heat

Heat released to the atmosphere as a result of human activities, often involving combustion of fuels.

Sources include industrial plants, space heating and cooling, human metabolism, and vehicle exhausts. In cities this source typically contributes 15–50 W m-2 to the local heat balance, and several hundred W m-2 in the center of large cities in cold climates and industrial areas.
Compare urban heat island.

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