Landscaping for summer shade: Good planning uses cooling influence of plants to reduce summer temperatures in living areas
AuthorsR. B. Deering
F. A. Brooks
Authors AffiliationsR. B. Deering is Assistant Professor of Landscape Management, University of California, Davk; F. A. Brooks is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 7(5):11-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n05p11. May 1953.
Over 40% of the sun's heat can enter uninsulated houses through the roof but as a shadow—from overhead foliage or cover—moves over an area, the speed of cooling makes the newly shaded area immediately useful.
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