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Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Heat

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 745

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Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: sustainable agriculture; biogeochemistry; environmental monitoring and ecological modelling
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Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: ecological hydrology monitoring and modeling in drainage basins; global change land use modeling; landscape ecology; system dynamic modeling of wetlands; spatial analysis and modeling; blockchain; spatial dynamic modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rise in surface air temperature is regarded as the most apparent indication of global climate change. The elevation of surface air temperature not only affects the health and comfort of the residents of cities but also causes an increase in mortality rate in humans especially in areas already experiencing either extreme temperature conditions or the urban heat island effect. Since exponential population growth drives high demand for urban space, it is essential to understand the impacts of climate and socioeconomic scenarios on land-use changes, particularly on local urbanization. In this regard, numerous land use models have been developed and applied to assess the urbanization rate and its impact on the urban heat island under different climate change conditions. 

The objective of this Special Issue is to collect original research and critical reviews about scientific and technical information on the recent application of different models and techniques to assess the urbanization rate and severity of the urban heat island effect under climate change. The primary areas of interest of this Special Issue include but are not limited to 1) the role of economic activities, socioeconomic pathways and the role of land-use models in predicting the urbanization rate, 2) assessment of land use and climate changes based on shared socioeconomic pathways on urbanization, 3) the effect of urban geometry, wind speeds, and anthropogenic heat generation on the urban heat island, and 4) the impact of climate-induced elevated temperature on the urban heat island in existing and future urbanized areas.

Dr. Hussnain Mukhtar
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
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  • urbanization and environmental changes
  • climate change and urbanization
  • urbanization and urban heat
  • climate changes and urbanization
  • urban environmental health
  • urbanization and models

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