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Impact of Increasing Urban Density on Local Climate: Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Surface Energy Balance in Melbourne, Australia
Variations in urban surface characteristics are known to alter the local climate through modification of land surface processes that influence the surface energy balance and boundary layer and leadExpand
Characteristics influencing the variability of urban CO2 fluxes in Melbourne, Australia
Abstract Urban areas are significant contributors to global carbon dioxide emissions. Vehicle emissions and other anthropogenic related activities are a frequent source of CO2 to the atmosphere,Expand
Planning for cooler cities: A framework to prioritise green infrastructure to mitigate high temperatures in urban landscapes
a b s t r a c t Warming associated with urban development will be exacerbated in future years by temperature increases due to climate change. The strategic implementation of urban greenExpand
Abstract This paper is concerned with corporate reporting on equal opportunities impact in Britain. Despite various legislation (e.g. The Disabled Persons (Employment) Acts 1944 and 1958 and moreExpand
Fire impacts on surface heat, moisture and carbon fluxes from a tropical savanna in northern Australia
Savannas form a large fraction of the total tropical vegetation and are extremely fire prone. We measured radiative, energy and carbon exchanges over unburned and burned (both before and after lowExpand
Assessing practical measures to reduce urban heat: Green and cool roofs
abstract As cities continue to grow and develop under climate change, identifying and assessing practical ap-proaches to mitigate high urban temperatures is critical to help provideExpand
Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment
By ensuring that the specific aim of the intervention, the scale of the desired biophysical effect and an awareness of a range of impacts guide the choice of tree species, location and density of tree placement, street trees can be an important tool for urban planners and designers in developing resilient and resourceful cities in an era of climatic change. Expand
Watering our cities
Urban drainage infrastructure is generally designed to rapidly export stormwater away from the urban environment to minimize flood risk created by extensive impervious surface cover. This deficit isExpand
Initial results from Phase 2 of the international urban energy balance model comparison
Urban land surface schemes have been developed to model the distinct features of the urban surface and the associated energy exchange processes. These models have been developed for a range ofExpand
Temperature and human thermal comfort effects of street trees across three contrasting street canyon environments
Urban street trees provide many environmental, social, and economic benefits for our cities. This research explored the role of street trees in Melbourne, Australia, in cooling the urban microclimateExpand