Special Issue "Urban Heat Islands and Global Warming (2nd Edition)"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Meteorology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2023 | Viewed by 310

Special Issue Editors

NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Interests: air quality modeling; stratospheric ozone; aerosols
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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
Interests: weather; radar meteorology; real meteorology; meteorological aspects of emergency management
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Interests: LiDAR; radiosonde; PBL height; seasonal variation; Surface data
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1. Department of Physics, University of Maryland,Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
2. Director: Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Interests: atmospheric dynamics; Lidar; climate observations; atmospheric instrumentation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a follow-up of the first Special Issue entitled "Urban Heat Islands and Global Warming" (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Urban_Heat_Islands) published in Atmosphere in 2022." The intensity of heat islands can vary significantly between cities and may cause impacts on energy consumption, air quality, public health, and social equity. Although the urban heat island effect has had little connection to the global climate, recent research findings suggest that on a global average, urban heat island warming will probably be equivalent to about half the warming caused by climate change by the year 2050. In a city that may experience warming from climate change, this could exacerbate the risk of vulnerable populations in the community living under heat island conditions.

This Special Issue aims to solicit research related to urban heat islands from local to global perspectives in relation to: 1) weather and climate extremes; 2) energy consumption, air quality, human health, and natural resources; 3) adaptation and mitigation strategies; and 4) social equity and environmental sustainability.

Dr. Sen Chiao
Dr. Robert Pasken
Dr. Ricardo Sakai
Dr. Belay Demoz
Guest Editors

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  • urban heat islands
  • global warming
  • climate change
  • weather and climate extremes

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