Waste heat – a bigger climate effect than once thought

Dr. Roy Spencer recently opined about this issue (which is different from UHI) in: Waste Heat as a Contributor to Observed Warming If we divide that by the surface area of the U.S. in meters, we get 0.33 watts per sq. meter. Now, compare that the the total radiative forcing from increasing greenhouse gas concentrations supposedly…

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Station bias – an old problem

A number of readers have commented about the story from Sunday about NOAA’s experiment at Oak Ridge Laboratory to determine the warming effects of siting suggesting that the experiment was long overdue. many found it surprising that it has taken NOAA this long to get serious about the issue that Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. and…

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 kit” for vehicles…now there’s one for a bike: Studying urban heat island effect on a…

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 for years, and show a significant effect on temperature trends, just as we’ve noted in…

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. – A team of researchers from Arizona State University have found that warming resulting from megapolitan…