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By Paul Homewood

**Seoul**

I ran a post on this study concerning UHI in South Korea a couple of years ago, and thought it worth updating.

### Quantitative estimates of warming by urbanization in South Korea over the past 55 years (1954–2008)

Kim and Kim

ABSTRACT

*The quantitative values of the urban warming effect over city stations in the Korean peninsula were estimated by using the warming mode of Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis of 55 years of temperature data, from 1954 to 2008. The estimated amount of urban warming was verified by applying the multiple linear regression equation with two independent variables: the rate of population growth and the total population.*

*Through the multiple linear regression equation, we obtained a significance level of 0.05% and a coefficient of determination of 0.60. This means that it is somewhat liable to the estimated effects of urbanization, in spite of the settings of…*

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