Land use/land cover changes and climate: modeling analysis and observational evidence

Pielke, Roger A., Pitman, Andy, Niyogi, Dev, Mahmood, Rezaul, McAlpine, Clive, Hossain, Faisal, Goldewijk, Kees Klein, Nair, Udaysankar, Betts, Richard, Fall, Souleymane, Reichstein, Markus, Kabat, Pavel and de Noblet, Nathalie (2011) Land use/land cover changes and climate: modeling analysis and observational evidence. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change, 2 6: 828-850. doi:10.1002/wcc.144


Author Pielke, Roger A.
Pitman, Andy
Niyogi, Dev
Mahmood, Rezaul
McAlpine, Clive
Hossain, Faisal
Goldewijk, Kees Klein
Nair, Udaysankar
Betts, Richard
Fall, Souleymane
Reichstein, Markus
Kabat, Pavel
de Noblet, Nathalie
Title Land use/land cover changes and climate: modeling analysis and observational evidence
Journal name Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1757-7780
1757-7799
Publication date 2011-11-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/wcc.144
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 6
Start page 828
End page 850
Total pages 23
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Language eng
Subject 2306 Global and Planetary Change
3305 Geography, Planning and Development
1902 Atmospheric Science
Abstract This article summarizes the changes in landscape structure because of human land management over the last several centuries, and using observed and modeled data, documents how these changes have altered biogeophysical and biogeochemical surface fluxes on the local, mesoscale, and regional scales. Remaining research issues are presented including whether these landscape changes alter large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns far from where the land use and land cover changes occur. We conclude that existing climate assessments have not yet adequately factored in this climate forcing. For those regions that have undergone intensive human landscape change, or would undergo intensive change in the future, we conclude that the failure to factor in this forcing risks a misalignment of investment in climate mitigation and adaptation.
Keyword Thermally Forced Circulations
Convective Boundary Layer
Large Eddy Simulations
Northern Great Plains
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID ATM-0831331
NNX08AV80G
08ER64674
FT100100338
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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