Urban Climate



Editors in Chief::Alexander Baklanov





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Urban Climate serves the scientific and decision making communities with the publication of research on theory, science and applications relevant to understanding urban climatic conditions and change in relation to their geography and to demographic, socioeconomic, institutional, technological and environmental dynamics and global change. Targeted towards both disciplinary and interdisciplinary audiences, this journal publishes original research papers, comprehensive review articles, book reviews, and short communications on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Urban meteorology and climate:
• Urban canopy and boundary layer
• Urban heat island effects
• Coastal flooding
• Urban energy budget
• Impact of urban meteorology, materials, and form on urban energy use
• Urban hydrologic cycle
• Urban-coastal interactions
• Feedbacks between air quality, local climate and global climate change
• Urban impact on precipitation
• Urban microclimate and weather events
Urban environmental pollution:
• Emissions and chemistry
• Urban air quality
• Aerosol formation and dynamics
• Large-scale pollution from urban agglomerations
• Emergency preparedness
• Indoor and outdoor environment
• Population exposure and health impacts
• Urban vegetation impacts and green cities
Adaptation to global change:
• Urban drivers of climate change
• Urban vulnerability to climate hazards and climate change
• Urban infrastructure systems
• Flood control
• Energy supply
• Urban ecosystems
• Urban water
Urban economic and social issues:
• Urban climate impacts and environmental justice
• Urban climate and public health
• Urban transportation systems
• Urban materials, energy consumption, and health
• Poverty, gender and vulnerability in urban areas
• Urban migration and demographic change
• Urban housing and land markets
• Urban policy, planning and design
• Urban land use and land cover
• Urban governance, institutions and innovation
• Relationships between urban and non-urban areas
• Cities in the global context
• Neighborhoods and urban spaces
Research Approaches:
• Theory
• Modeling and decision support tools
• Monitoring and analysis


Abstracting and Indexing

Editors in Chief: Alexander Baklanov Danish Meteorological Institute, Lyngbyvej 100, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, Fax: +45 39 15 7400, Matthias Ruth Center for Integrative Envn. Res., University of Maryland, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742, USA, Fax: +1 301 405 6075, Associate Editors: JoAnn Carmin Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, David Dodman International Institute for Environment and Development, London, England, UK, Jan Kleissl University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA, Robin Leichenko Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, Alberto Martilli CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain, Tong Zhu Peking University, Beijing, China, Editorial Board Members: Gregory Carmichael University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, Jason Ching Hillsborough, NC, USA, Shobhakar Dhakal National Institute for Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan, George Djolov University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, Rachel Franklin Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, Laura Gallardo Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Sue Grimmond King's College London, London, UK, Stéphane Hallegatte CIRED, Nogent sur Marne, France, Stephen Hammer Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, Julia Hidalgo CNRM/GMME/TURBAU, Toulouse Cedex, France, Daniel Hoornweg World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, Maria Ibarrarán Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, Nikolai Kasimov M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation, Paul Kirshen University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA, Igor Mokhov Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation, Luisa T. Molina Molina Center for Energy and the Environment (MCE2), La Jolla, CA, USA, Nicolas Moussiopoulos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, Juergen Ossenbruegge Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, Matthias Roth National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore, Heinke Schlünzen Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, Karen Seto Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, Ranjeet Sokhi University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, UK, William Solecki Hunter College, New York, NY, USA, Georgiy Stenchikov King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Heinz Gunter Stephan Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Pablo Suarez Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Wayland, MA, USA, Kua Wei National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
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