Study: UHI in Hong Kong accounts for most ‘warming’ since 1970

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES How much warmer has Hong Kong’s urban area become during the past 4 decades? Characterizing the urban temperature trend using seasonal unit root analysis: Hong Kong from 1970 to 2015 Scientists from Macao Polytechnic Institute are pioneers in exploring urban temperature in Hong Kong using…

Study: Haze in China amplifies UHI effect

Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities Research reveals that impacts of haze pollution in the US and China vary significantly From the YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China…

Future summers could be hotter than any on record

From the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION and the “it’s always hotter in the city than the country department comes this collection of spin: In 50 years, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, according to a study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)…

Study: UHI affects the urban growing season

From the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Spring comes sooner to urban heat islands, with potential consequences for wildlife MADISON, Wis. — With spring now fully sprung, a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers shows that buds burst earlier in dense urban areas than in their suburban and rural surroundings. This may be music to urban…

How not to measure temperature (or climate) #97 – California’s warming air temperatures are population and site bias related

A couple of days ago, I highlighted a worst of the worst NOAA climate monitoring station in Arizona with the help of a scientist from the University of Washington. My friend Jim Goodridge, former California State Climatologist continues to be busy in his retirement, and sends this along today. He’s been tracking a group of…

Study proves urban heat islands exist, even in the Arctic

From the “we told you so years ago” department comes this interesting study that might explain the 8 °C red spot in the Russian Arctic that NASA GISS always seems to have: From Science News: A novel form of the “urban heat island” effect might contribute to why the far north is warming faster than…