Special Issue "Surface Energy Fluxes and Large Scale LUCC"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2013
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Phone: + 86 10 6488 8980
Interests: land use economics; land use and climate change; dynamics and consequences of land system change; urban energy balance; energy; environmental and climate policies
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Phone: +1 203 432 9784
Fax: +1 203 432 5556
Interests: urbanization and sustainability; human dimensions of global change; comparative urbanization dynamics in Asia; monitoring, modeling, and forecasting urban expansion; remote sensing of land-use and land-cover change
Integration of surface energy fluxes and environmental issues deals with climate change in the aim of achieving a sustainable world, is one of the hot topics in the current academic community. As the underlying surface, Large-scale LUCC (Land use/land cover change) on our earth has exerted quite influential impacts on surface energy fluxes and local surface climate parameters. As large-scale land use/land cover changes, the surface physical parameter, including the terrestrial radiation, sensible heat flux, latent heat flux, et al., is also altered. Land use change can influence surface climate by modifying the physical properties of the land surface. The balance of energy and moisture might be readjusted before beyond retrieval. For example, when cropping land are transferred into built-up areas through urbanization, the grain plantation is wiped out and the surface roughness also change accordingly, which leads to redistribution of the surface energy balance and then resulting in the corresponding changes of consumption and even the enhanced environmental risk. In some sense, how the surface climatic effect of large-scale LUCC via impacting biogeophysical parameters and mutual feedback reflects is needed to provide more sustainable consideration and properly modeled for the Future Earth initiative.
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Dr. Karen C. Seto
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- large-scale LUCC
- surface energy flux
- biogeophysical parameters
- surface climate
- climate change
- environment sustainability
- energy balance
- environmental risk
- future earth initiativea
Last update: 22 January 2013