Category Archives: UHI

Measuring UHI on a bike produces a new paper

While NCDC’s Dr. Thomas Peterson tries to ignore UHI, from Hans Von Storch at Die Klimazwiebel (h/t to Jos de Laat) we learn that many other people are actively measuring it. WUWT reader may remember my “do it yourself UHI … Continue reading

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PBS airs special on green rooftops, cites NCDC’s Thomas Peterson, who fumbles the UHI ball

From PBS last night: From Rooftop to Alleyway, Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas One of Chicago’s most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to ‘green’ roofs in order … Continue reading

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A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points of the paper are supportive of what I’ve  been saying … Continue reading

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Law of unintended consequences bites the ‘white roof UHI solution’ – causes reduced rainfall

From Arizona State University Researchers emphasize evaluation of tradeoffs in battling urban heat island Urbanization will increase average temperatures in Arizona’s Sun Corridor and white roofs can combat that, but not without consequences for the region’s hydroclimate TEMPE, Ariz. – … Continue reading

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Recent paper demonstrates relationship between temperature and population density in the UHI of New Delhi

This gives credence to Dr. Roy Spencer’s population adjusted ISH surface temperature data for the USA Impact of population density on the surface temperature and micro-climate of Delhi Javed Mallick1 and Atiqur Rahman2,* 1Department of Civil Engineering, King Khalid University, … Continue reading

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Never before published paper on UHI and siting – Goodridge 1987

Plus answers to yesterday’s Fun puzzle: Name these official stations. Given that California Governor Jerry Brown has recently setup a website at the governor’s office basically telling skeptics to “shut up” I thought this would be a good time to … Continue reading

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Little Ice Age Thermometers- Historic variations in temperatures Part 3 -BEST confirms extended period of warming.

Guest post by Tony Brown This short paper is a preliminary examination of BEST data to 1753, as compared to the Central England Temperature Record (CET) to 1660 (instrumental record) and 1538 (Extended by Tony Brown using thousands of contemporary … Continue reading

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Important New Paper on the Nocturnal Boundary Layer, Mixing, and Radiative Forcing as it applies to GHCN weather stations

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. comes word of an important new paper that shows how the air near the ground (boundary layer) is highly affected by sensitive nighttime dynamics, which show up in the Tmin of weather station data (GHCN … Continue reading

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More modeling madness: increased temperature ‘may’ cause more violent thunderstorms – but other studies show what they missed

From Tel Aviv University, another science press release with “could and may” qualifiers:  Climate Change May Lead to Fewer — But More Violent — Thunderstorms Number of flash floods and forest fires could increase with temperature, says TAU researcher Researchers … Continue reading

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Impact on temperature measurement: Cities expand by area equal to France, Germany and Spain combined in less than 20 years

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. points out on his weblog this interesting press release from IGBP (from March 2012) that we all apparently missed until now. One of the points worth noting is that there were fewer than 20 cities of … Continue reading

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The UHI’s of Texas are upon you

Joe D’Aleo suggested earlier today that I take a look at some of the data from NCDC’s web page called “US climate at a glance“. This page allows comparisons of the actual data not anomalies used in the NCDC USHCN … Continue reading

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UAH continental US Temperature for May 2012: +1.26 deg. C

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The U.S. lower-48 surface temperature anomaly from my population density-adjusted (PDAT) dataset was 1.26 deg. C above the 1973-2012 average for May 2012, with a 1973-2012 linear warming trend of +0.14 deg. C/decade (click … Continue reading

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Trees do 8 times better in the New York City Urban Heat Island

From the The Earth Institute at Columbia University Do urban ‘heat islands’ hint at trees of future? Common oaks get a boost in New York’s Central Park City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far … Continue reading

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City UHI makes spring bloom earlier

From the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, somebody finally gets it. We’ve changed our local climates significantly, and the plants have figured this out long ago. Mid-Atlantic suburbs can expect an early spring thanks to the heat of … Continue reading

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The Earth has chills and fever, and spots, or something

WUWT Readers may remember in 2006 Al Gore announcing on national television one morning that: The earth has a fever… He of course was pushing his book, An Inconvenient Truth as the cure. Now, almost six years later, other symptoms … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd, 2011, February 10th, 2011, February 28th, 2011, June 30th, 2011 … Continue reading

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New paper and stunning video from the Space Station – UHI much?

Professor Ross McKitrick has just released a new paper on UHI, after reading it, it reminds me of this video from the space station. Weather stations exist in the points of light that define humanity at night, even in rural … Continue reading

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UHI in South Korea – responsible for over half of the warming

This new study published in  the Journal of Atmospheric Environment quantifies the different components of warming there, with UHI making up over half of the total warming: On average, the total temperature increase over South Korea was about 1.37 °C; … Continue reading

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