News Update on Urban Climate : March-2020

A survey of urban climate change experiments in 100 cities

Cities are key sites where climate change is being addressed. Previous research has largely overlooked the multiplicity of climate change responses emerging outside formal contexts of decision-making and led by actors other than municipal governments. [1]

Two decades of urban climate research: a review of turbulence, exchanges of energy and water, and the urban heat island

Progress in urban climatology over the two decades since the first publication of the International Journal of Climatology is reviewed. It is emphasized that urban climatology during this period has benefited from conceptual advances made in microclimatology and boundary‐layer climatology in general. [2]

A framework for urban climate resilience

Climate change will have unavoidable impacts on urban systems and populations, especially in Asia where many large cities are exposed. Climate adaptation will be essential, and planning for adaptation can be simplified through operationalizing concepts of climate resilience and vulnerability. [3]

Impact of Climate Change on Urban Slum Dwellers in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Four Selected Slums in Dhaka City

Introduction: The climate in Bangladesh is changing and it is becoming more unpredictable every year. The nature of relationship between climate change and livelihood assets of urban poor was experimented by the study.  Aims: To understand the dynamics of climate change of urban poor and assess their livelihood strategies to the effect of climate change. [4]

Integrating Weather Research and Forecasting Model, Noah Land Surface Model and Urban Canopy Model for Urban Heat Island Effect Assessment

Despite increased interest on the urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon, there are limited UHI studies on cities built using the green-city concept of Sir Ebenezer Howard [1]. The administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya is one of such cities built using the green-city concept. The objective of this study was to confirm the effectiveness of the green city concept using the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) numerical technique. [5]

[1] Broto, V.C. and Bulkeley, H., 2013. A survey of urban climate change experiments in 100 cities. Global environmental change23(1), pp.92-102.

[2] Arnfield, A.J., 2003. Two decades of urban climate research: a review of turbulence, exchanges of energy and water, and the urban heat island. International Journal of Climatology: a Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society23(1), pp.1-26.

[3] Tyler, S. and Moench, M., 2012. A framework for urban climate resilience. Climate and development4(4), pp.311-326.

[4] Yasmin, S., 2016. Impact of Climate Change on Urban Slum Dwellers in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Four Selected Slums in Dhaka City. Archives of Current Research International, pp.1-15.

[5]Morris, K.I., Chan, A., Salleh, S.A., Ooi, M.C.G., Abakr, Y.A., Oozeer, M.Y. and Duda, M., 2015. Integrating Weather Research and Forecasting Model, Noah land surface model and urban canopy model for urban heat island effect assessment. British Journal of Environment and Climate Change5(3), pp.231-253.

 

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