The impact of urbanization upon atmospheric processes and climates.

Faculty: Arts
Subject: Geographical Sciences
Year / Level: 4
Theme(s): Climate Science; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation



'Urban Meteorology' focuses on the impact of urbanization upon atmospheric processes and climates. Cities significantly alter exchange processes at the land-atmosphere interface. We elaborate and quantify how meteorology and climate on different scales are affected by the presence of an urban surface (tracegas exchange, urban heat island, precipitation modification, etc.). We explore methods to measure and model those urban land-atmosphere interactions. We discuss the significance of urban climate in applications such as architecture, urban planning and management, health, weather forecasting, dispersion modelling and global climate change.



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Sara Knox

Sara Knox

"I seek to understand how ecosystem responses to global change can feedback to slow or accelerate future climate change."