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Yow, D., 2008, The Urban Heat Island. (PowerPoint 4.6MB Mar9 08) Presentation from the 2008 Cutting Edge Workshop on Urban Students, Urban Issues: Opportunities and Challenges for Teaching Geoscience Courses.