Sage fried chicken and waffles tower with sunny side up eggs. There is #bacon IN my waffles. Don’t know what the hype is all about, because it isn’t anything special…just MASSIVE/American sized portions. #hashhousegogo #hashhousesandiego (at Hash House A Go Go)
Went to pick up a package thinking it was something I ordered from eBay, but turns out to be this lovely surprise from my boo @vobot_ ❤️ #Zaiyn is gonna be so happy when he wakes up from his nap. Thank you so much, love you. 😘😘 I can’t wait to play with it haha.
Tonight’s dinner: salmon tartare (compliments of the chef), assorted fresh #oysters on the half shell with 3 mignonettes, shrimp spinach ricotta ravioli sautéed and tossed in a shallot brandy cream with arugula, and pan seared dayboat marine scallops served with black truffle orzo and sautéed Italian kale with romesco sauce. #bluepointcoastalcuisine #seafood #gaslampquarter #gaslampdistrict #downtown #sandiego #youstayhungrysd (at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine)
An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The phenomenon was first investigated and described by Luke Howard in the 1810s, although he was not the one to name the phenomenon. The temperature difference usually is larger at night than during the day, and is most apparent when winds are weak. UHI is most noticeable during the summer and winter. The main cause of the urban heat island effect is from the modification of land surfaces, which use materials that effectively store short-wave radiation. Waste heat generated by energy usage is a secondary contributor. As a population center grows, it tends to expand its area and increase its average temperature. The less-used term heat island refers to any area, populated or not, which is consistently hotter than the surrounding area.
Monthly rainfall is greater downwind of cities, partially due to the UHI. Increases in heat within urban centers increases the length of growing seasons, and decreases the occurrence of weak tornadoes. The UHI decreases air quality by increasing the production of pollutants such as ozone, and decreases water quality as warmer waters flow into area streams and put stress on their ecosystems.
Not all cities have a distinct urban heat island. Mitigation of the urban heat island effect can be accomplished through the use of green roofs and the use of lighter-colored surfaces in urban areas, which reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat.
Despite concerns raised about its possible contribution to global warming, comparisons between urban and rural areas show that the urban heat island effects have little influence on global mean temperature trends.
File this one under: Things You Should Know About Cities.
Did a whole course about UHIs! Kinda really happy about this.