Special Issue "Urban Heat Islands"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 19765
Interests: climate change; urban climate; urban heat island; climate and health; air pollution; heatwaves; climate change impacts and attribution; meteorology; ocean and atmosphere interactions
Towns and cities are generally a few degrees warmer than rural areas, as a result of the urban heat island (UHI) effect. This urban heat has negative impacts on health, interacts with air pollution, and puts extra pressure on energy systems to deliver cooling. The UHI phenomenon is well known, but the exact characteristics are particular to each city or urbanised area, and vary by geographical location. Globally, urban populations are rapidly growing, and temperatures are rising because of climate change. It is therefore important to fully understand the UHI if we are to be able to manage potential harmful impacts.
We invite papers for this Special Issue on the following broad themes:
- Characterizing the UHI
- Impacts of the UHI and interactions with the environment
- Mitigation and adaptation
Submissions can include observational or modelling studies of the UHI for all parts of the world, and in different climatic zones. We welcome papers on interactions between urban climate and land surfaces, air quality, local weather, and extreme weather events. We are interested in the impacts of the UHI; mitigation and adaptation in terms of UHI intensity and climate change; and interventions on building or urban scales, including land use changes and green infrastructure.
Dr. Clare Heaviside
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- urban climate and meteorology
- impacts of urban heat
- mitigating the UHI effect
- green infrastructure
- health impacts
- climate change
- heatwaves and extreme weather
- interaction between UHI and air pollution
- urban interventions
- climate change adaptation
- health co-benefits
- land use