Gert-Jan Steeneveld

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[1] Accurate air temperature observations in urban areas are important for meteorology and energy demand planning. They are indispensable to study the urban heat island effect and the adverse effects of high temperatures on human health. However, the availability of temperature observations in cities is often limited. Here we show that relatively accurate(More)
One of the most significant signals in the thermometer-observed temperature record since 1900 is the decrease in the diurnal temperature range over land, largely due to rising of the minimum temperatures. Generally, climate models have not well replicated this change in diurnal temperature range. Thus, the cause for night-time warming in the observed(More)
[1] Long‐term surface observations over land have shown temperature increases during the last century, especially during nighttime. Observations analyzed by Parker (2004) show similar long‐term trends for calm and windy conditions at night, and on basis of this it was suggested that the possible effect of urban heat effects on long‐term temperature trends(More)
Understanding and prediction of the stable atmospheric boundary layer is challenging. Many physical processes come into play in the stable boundary layer (SBL), i.e., turbulence, radiation, land surface coupling and heterogeneity, orographic turbulent and gravity wave drag (GWD). The development of robust stable boundary-layer parameterizations for weather(More)
Urbanization affects human thermal comfort and health, especially for vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people with established health issues. To mitigate adverse thermal comfort and accompanying excess mortality there is an urgent need of tools for forecasting urban thermal comfort on short to medium-ranged time scales. In this use-case, we present(More)
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