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

Mahmood, Rezaul, Pielke Sr., Roger A., Hubbard, Kenneth G., Niyogi, Dev, Bonan, Gordon, Lawrence, Peter, McNider, Richard, McAlpine, Clive, Etter, Andres, Gameda, Samuel, Qian, Budong, Carleton, Andrew, Beltran-Przekurat, Adriana, Chase, Thomas, Quintanar, Arturo I., Adegoke, Jimmy O., Vezhapparambu, Sajith, Conner, Glen, Asefi, Salvi, Sertel, Elif, Legates, David R., Wu, Yuling, Hale, Robert, Frauenfeld, Robert, Watts, Anthony, Shepherd, Marshall, Mitra, Chandana, Anantharaj, Valentine G., Fall, Souleymane, Lund, Robert, Treviño, Anna, Blanken, Peter, Du, Jinyang, Chang, Hsin-I., Leeper, Ronnie E., Nair, Udaysankar S., Dobler, Scott, 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: 37-46. doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2769.1


Author Mahmood, Rezaul
Pielke Sr., Roger A.
Hubbard, Kenneth G.
Niyogi, Dev
Bonan, Gordon
Lawrence, Peter
McNider, Richard
McAlpine, Clive
Etter, Andres
Gameda, Samuel
Qian, Budong
Carleton, Andrew
Beltran-Przekurat, Adriana
Chase, Thomas
Quintanar, Arturo I.
Adegoke, Jimmy O.
Vezhapparambu, Sajith
Conner, Glen
Asefi, Salvi
Sertel, Elif
Legates, David R.
Wu, Yuling
Hale, Robert
Frauenfeld, Robert
Watts, Anthony
Shepherd, Marshall
Mitra, Chandana
Anantharaj, Valentine G.
Fall, Souleymane
Lund, Robert
Treviño, Anna
Blanken, Peter
Du, Jinyang
Chang, Hsin-I.
Leeper, Ronnie E.
Nair, Udaysankar S.
Dobler, Scott
Deo, Ravinesh
Syktus, Jozef
Title Impacts of land use/land cover change on climate and future research priorities
Journal name Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-0007
1520-0477
Publication date 2010-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1175/2009BAMS2769.1
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 91
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 46
Total pages 10
Place of publication Boston, MA, United States
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 0401 Atmospheric Sciences
0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences
Formatted abstract
Human activities have modified the environment for thousands of years. Significant population increase, migration, and accelerated socioeconomic activities have intensified these environmental changes over the last several centuries. The climate impacts of these changes have been found in local, regional, and global trends in modern atmospheric temperature records and other relevant climatic indicators.

An important human influence on atmospheric temperature trends is extensive land use/land cover change (LULCC) and its climate forcing. Studies using both modeled and observed data have documented these impacts (e.g., Chase et al. 2000; Kalnay and Cai 2003; Cai and Kalnay 2004; Trenberth 2004; Vose et al. 2004; Feddema et al. 2005; Christy et al. 2006; Mahmood et al. 2006b; Ezber et al. 2007; Nuñez et al. 2008). Thus, it is essential that we detect LULCCs accurately, at appropriate scales, and in a timely manner so as to better understand their impacts on climate and provide improved prediction of future climate.
© 2010 American Meteorological Society
Keyword US corn-belt
Surface-temperature
Synoptic circulation
United-states
Great-plains
Precipitation
Weather
Trends
Urbanization
Variability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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