Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 347–358, 2014

Special issue: Advances in meteorological hazards and extreme events

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 347–358, 2014

Research article 21 Feb 2014

Research article | 21 Feb 2014

Development of an operational modeling system for urban heat islands: an application to Athens, Greece

T. M. Giannaros et al.

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