Special Issue "Effects of Urban Areas on Climate Change Conditions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: regional climate modelling; climate extremes; intense precipitation; heatwaves; urban climate; tropical convection; convection-permitting models; climate projections; climate change
Cities create atmospheric conditions that are clearly distinct from their rural surroundings. Urban areas modify the surface energy fluxes, alter atmospheric composition, trap radiation, and introduce additional heat sources. As a result, the lower atmosphere in cities is warmer and drier. Evidence also suggests that urban areas may affect the precipitation produced by local convective systems.
Climate change has profound impacts on the environment and our society. The combination of climate change and urban development effects makes urban population particularly exposed to future climate conditions. The potential impacts include intensified heat stress, increased energy consumption, health issues, infrastructure damage, among others. However, cities also offer a great opportunity for efficient and innovative adaptation to climate change that calls for an improved understanding of future urban climate.
This Special Issue aims to summarize the state-of-the-art in urban climate under climate change conditions. As such, we welcome studies that investigate how urban areas may affect climate change conditions at local scales, including, but not limited to, temperature, humidity, wind, and precipitation. We invite authors to submit both original research and review articles.
Dr. Daniel Argüeso
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- urban climate
- climate change
- urban heat island
- surface energy fluxes
- urban precipitation
- heat stress