Machine Space Table of Contents | Urban and Economic Geography Working Group | The Virtual Geography Department

Machine Space: On-Line Glossary

executive summary - A short (2-3 page) report outlining the findings of a research project. An executive summary succinctly states the goals, procedures, and findings of a project.

heat island - An area of higher temperatures in the center of a city caused by high concentrations of concrete, brick, an asphalt, and a reduced presence of trees and vegetative ground cover.

impervious cover - Ground covers such as concrete, brick, and asphalt which do not allow rainwater to soak into the ground. A large amount of impervious cover in a region can contribute to flooding and water-table damage.

urban built environment -

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Created 5/18/97 by Shannon Crum. Last updated 5/18/97 by slc.