ANALYZING IMPACTS OF LAND COVER CHANGES ON LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Keywords: Land Surface Temperature, NLCD Data, Land Cover Change
Abstract. Land Surface Temperature plays a critical role in the land surface-atmosphere exchange processes. In this study, the impacts of land cover changes on land Surface Temperature in bay area, California was analyzed. The key findings of the land cover change impacts study are presented. National Land Cover Database (NLCD) data and Landsat Land Surface Temperature data were used for this study. The time period of analysis is 2001 through 2020. The results of the study indicated that with the increase in built land cover, the land surface temperature in bay area, California exhibited a significant increase.