Land cover changes and their biogeophysical effects on climate

Mahmood, Rezaul, Pielke, Roger A., Hubbard, Kenneth G., Niyogi, Dev, Dirmeyer, Paul A., McAlpine, Clive, Carleton, Andrew M., Hale, Robert, Gameda, Samuel, Beltran-Przekurat, Adriana, Baker, Bruce, McNider, Richard, Legates, David R., Shepherd, Marshall, Du, Jinyang, Blanken, Peter D., Frauenfeld, Oliver W., Nair, U. S. and Fall, Souleymane (2013) Land cover changes and their biogeophysical effects on climate. International Journal of Climatology, 34 4: 929-953. doi:10.1002/joc.3736

Author Mahmood, Rezaul
Pielke, Roger A.
Hubbard, Kenneth G.
Niyogi, Dev
Dirmeyer, Paul A.
McAlpine, Clive
Carleton, Andrew M.
Hale, Robert
Gameda, Samuel
Beltran-Przekurat, Adriana
Baker, Bruce
McNider, Richard
Legates, David R.
Shepherd, Marshall
Du, Jinyang
Blanken, Peter D.
Frauenfeld, Oliver W.
Nair, U. S.
Fall, Souleymane
Title Land cover changes and their biogeophysical effects on climate
Journal name International Journal of Climatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-8418
Publication date 2013-06-21
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/joc.3736
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 4
Start page 929
End page 953
Total pages 25
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 1902 Atmospheric Science
Abstract Land cover changes (LCCs) play an important role in the climate system. Research over recent decades highlights the impacts of these changes on atmospheric temperature, humidity, cloud cover, circulation, and precipitation. These impacts range from the local- and regional-scale to sub-continental and global-scale. It has been found that the impacts of regional-scale LCC in one area may also be manifested in other parts of the world as a climatic teleconnection. In light of these findings, this article provides an overview and synthesis of some of the most notable types of LCC and their impacts on climate. These LCC types include agriculture, deforestation and afforestation, desertification, and urbanization. In addition, this article provides a discussion on challenges to, and future research directions in, assessing the climatic impacts of LCC.
Keyword Land cover change
Biogeophysical impacts
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 21 June 2013.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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