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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2015, Article ID 416728, 7 pages
Research Article

The Impact Analysis of Water Body Landscape Pattern on Urban Heat Island: A Case Study of Wuhan City

College of Land Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430079, China

Received 17 September 2014; Revised 4 March 2015; Accepted 5 March 2015

Academic Editor: Hongbo Su

Copyright © 2015 Bohan Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Based on the LST and the landscape metrics of water body with remote sensing technique and spatial analysis, the relationship between the mean LST and the attributes of water body was revealed via Pearson’s correlation analysis and multiple stepwise regression analysis. Result showed that, in 32 class-based metrics we selected, the proportion of water body, average water body size, the isolation and fragmentation of water body, and other eight metrics have high correlation with the LST. As a resultant force, the quantity, shape, and spatial distribution of water body affect the forming of temperature. We found that the quantity and spatial pattern of city water body could be allocated reasonably to maximize its cooling effect.