This work was sponsored by NASA’s Mission to Planet Earth (Earth Science) Project ATLANTA and partly by the United States Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC03-76SF00098. The author acknowledges support from the Urban Heat Island Project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Dr. Hashem Akbari, principal investigator) and Mr. Marc Decot, Heat Islands project manager at the U.S. Department of Energy. The author wishes to thank Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom and Dee Dee Gresham of the University of Georgia for the Automated Environmental Monitoring Network data used in the CSUMM and MM evaluation.
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