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IAUC Newsletter No 50

January 28, 2014 in Newsletter

IAUC Newsletter No 50 now available in the sidebar.

 

An artist’s impression of Dublin commissioned for ICUC8 (artist: Simone Walshe).

Dublin Road

An artist’s impression of Dublin commissioned for ICUC8 (artist: Simone Walshe).

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IAUC Newsletter No 49 now available – Deaths per 1,000 square kilometers per year due to air pollution

October 24, 2013 in Newsletter

IAUC Newsletter No 49 now available in the sidebar.

Deaths per 1000 square kilometers per year due to air pollution.

The map above shows an estimate of the average number of deaths per 1,000 square kilometers per year due to air pollution. Researchers used the difference in pollution levels between 1850 and 2000 as a measure of human-caused air pollution: dark brown areas have more premature deaths than light brown areas, and blue areas have experienced an improvement in air quality relative to 1850 and a decline in premature deaths. Fine particulate matter takes an especially large toll in eastern China, northern India, and Europe—all areas where urbanization has added considerable quantities of PM2.5 to the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The map is once again accessible on the website of NASA’s Earth Observatory (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=82087&eocn=home&eoci=iotd_title), following a decision by the U.S. congress to end the 17-day government shutdown (see page 3)

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IAUC Newsletter No 48 now available – A view of Parco Nord in Milano

August 9, 2013 in Newsletter

IAUC Newsletter No 48 now available.

A view of Parco Nord in Milano – site of the EMONFUR research project on meteorological effects of urban forests, and a focal point of the recent European Forum on Urban Forestry.

A view of Parco Nord in Milano

A view of Parco Nord in Milano

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IAUC Newsletter No 47 now available – Ancient theater at Petra

April 22, 2013 in Home

IAUC Newsletter No 47 now available in the sidebar.

The ancient theater at Petra, with afternoon shade. According to researchers from Tel Aviv University and MIT, this is a typical application of climate-based urban design rules formulated by Vitruvius over 2,000 years ago. (pp.19-23)

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Tony Brazel Recipient of the AMS Helmut E. Landsberg Prize.

March 1, 2013 in Awards

Recipient of the AMS Helmut E. Landsberg Prize.

Tony Brazel Recipient of the AMS Helmut E. Landsberg Prize.

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ICUC8 Dublin

January 28, 2013 in Home, Newsletter

The opening reception at ICUC8 in Dublin.