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Urban adaptation can roll back warming of emerging megapolitan regions
Significance Conversion to urban landforms has consequences for regional climate and the many inhabitants living within the built environment. The purpose of our investigation was to exploreExpand
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Direct climate effects of perennial bioenergy crops in the United States
Biomass-derived energy offers the potential to increase energy security while mitigating anthropogenic climate change, but a successful path toward increased production requires a thorough accountingExpand
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Anthropogenic heating of the urban environment due to air conditioning
This article investigates the effect of air conditioning (AC) systems on air temperature and examines their electricity consumption for a semiarid urban environment. We simulate a 10 day extreme heatExpand
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Opinion: Urban resilience efforts must consider social and political forces
Environmental disasters, ranging from catastrophic floods to extreme temperatures, have caused more than 30,000 deaths per year and more than US$ 250–300 billion a year in economic losses, globally,Expand
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A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture
Though urban agriculture (UA), defined here as growing of crops in cities, is increasing in popularity and importance globally, little is known about the aggregate benefits of such natural capital inExpand
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Summer-time climate impacts of projected megapolitan expansion in Arizona
Regional climates can be modified by urban development affecting the radiation and hydrological balances. This study looks at the expanding megapolitan area in the Sun Corridor, Arizona, USA, andExpand
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Development of a national anthropogenic heating database with an extrapolation for international cities
Abstract Given increasing utility of numerical models to examine urban impacts on meteorology and climate, there exists an urgent need for accurate representation of seasonally and diurnally varyingExpand
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Seasonal hydroclimatic impacts of Sun Corridor expansion
Conversion of natural to urban land forms imparts influence on local and regional hydroclimate via modification of the surface energy and water balance, and consideration of such effects due toExpand
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Rising Temperatures, Human Health, and the Role of Adaptation
There is near consensus in the scientific community that humans will experience higher future temperatures due to the ongoing accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The human response toExpand
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Using Landsat and nighttime lights for supervised pixel-based image classification of urban land cover
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We present an efficient and low-cost machine-learning approach for pixel-based image classification of built-up areas at a large geographic scale using Landsat data. Expand
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