Special Issue "Urban Meteorology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
The global urban population was over 55% in 2018 and is projected to grow to 68% by 2050, according to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects. Urban areas with high population density are vulnerable not only to disastrous meteorological and environmental phenomena, such as heavy rain/snow fall, heat and cold waves, strong wind, and severe air pollution events, but also to manmade accidents such as explosions or the release of toxic gases and radioactive nuclides. Especially, several scales of high-rise buildings, block-scale inhomogeneity of local climate zones, horizontally and vertically inhomogeneous surface materials, and heat or pollutant sources in urban areas tend to complicate urban meteorological features, including the surface energy balance and the boundary-layer structure. Sometimes, impervious surfaces in urban areas amplify damages of property and human life by flash flooding under heavy rainfall conditions.
Urban meteorology plays a very important role in reducing possible damages from such extreme weather-related disasters in advance, to give the best timely guidance to citizens, and to optimize the efficiency of urban planning and reconstruction. Most countries and local governments do their best to attain resilience and sustainable cities by providing weather information in advance or on real-time through installation of the urban meteorological observation network and development of the urban meteorological and applied modeling.
This Special Issue aims to address the current state of available urban meteorology-related studies: Urban meteorological observation technology and/or networks (sensor networks, surface-based remote sensing instruments); urban-specific weather phenomena (heat islands, urban–rural circulation); surface energy balance and boundary-layer structure in urban areas; and meteorological modeling in urban areas.
Prof. Dr. Moon-Soo Park
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- Meteorological observation in urban areas
- Heat island
- Surface energy balance in urban areas
- Surface-based remote sensing measurement in urban areas
- Boundary-layer structure in urban areas
- Meteorological modeling in urban areas
- Disastrous weather phenomena in urban areas
- Weather information service in urban areas