Impacts of land use/land cover change on climate and future research priorities

Mahmood, Rezaul and Pielke, Roger A. and Hubbard, Kenneth G. and Niyogi, Dev and Bonan, Gordon and Lawrence, Peter and McNider, Richard and McAlpine, Clive and Etter, Andres and Gameda, Samuel and Qian, Budong and Carleton, Andrew and Beltran-Przekurat, Adriana and Chase, Thomas and Quintanar, Arturo I. and Adegoke, Jimmy O. and Vezhapparambu, Sajith and Conner, Glen and Asefi, Salvi and Sertel, Elif and Legates, David R. and Wu, Yuling and Hale, Robert and Frauenfeld, Oliver W. and Watts, Anthony and Shepherd, Marshall and Mitra, Chandana and Anantharaj, Valentine G. and Fall, Souleymane and Lund, Robert and Trevino, Anna and Blanken, Peter and Du, Jinyang and Chang, Hsin-I. and Leeper, Ronnie and Nair, Udaysankar S. and Dobler, Scott and Deo, Ravinesh and Syktus, Jozef (2010) Impacts of land use/land cover change on climate and future research priorities. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91 (1). pp. 37-46. ISSN 0003-0007

Abstract

Several recommendations have been proposed for detecting land use and land cover change (LULCC) on the environment from, observed climatic records and to modeling to improve its understanding and its impacts on climate. Researchers need to detect LULCCs accurately at appropriate scales within a specified time period to better understand their impacts on climate and provide improved estimates of future climate. The US Climate Reference Network (USCRN) can be helpful in monitoring impacts of LULCC on near-surface atmospheric conditions, including temperature. The USCRN measures temperature, precipitation, solar radiation, and ground or skin temperature. It is recommended that the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and other climate monitoring agencies develop plans and seek funds to address any monitoring biases that are identified and for which detailed analyses have not been completed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: This paper is the outcome of a National Science Foundation–funded workshop entitled 'Detecting the Atmospheric Response to the Changing Face of the Earth: A Focus on Human-Caused Regional Climate Forcings, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, and Data Monitoring.' It was held in Boulder, Colorado, on 27–29 August, 2007. The presentations can be found online at http://kyclim.wku.edu/Boulder.html and http://cires.colorado.edu/science/groups/pielke/links/ Detect/.
Depositing User: Dr Ravinesh C Deo
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2010 07:26
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2013 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: land cover change; droughts; heat waves; land surface interaction; climate modelling
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1175/2009BAMS2769.1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7443

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