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Observation and Simulation of Urban Boundary Layers in a Changing Climate

June 24, 2013 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Presenter 
Robert Bornstein, San Jose State University
Location 
Building 240, Room 1406-1407
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Abstract:
Urban areas alter atmospheric energy and moisture balances to create weather patterns and climates different from those in its surrounding areas. In an era of global climate changes, the interactions of urban climates with changing regional climates can either amplify or mitigate the adverse or beneficial impacts of these larger scale changes. The presentation thus first reviews outstanding problem areas in our understanding of urban climate and meteorology, and then summarizes problem areas in urban meteorological modeling in a changing global climate.