Two faculty positions at Arizona State University

October 22, 2014 in Newsletter

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University seeks scholars in Atmospheric Sciences, Geography or related fields who will develop independently funded research programs supporting the School’s mission of creating and sharing new knowledge in the fields of meteorology and climatology. Positions include:

• Open rank faulty position for a recognized scholar (JOB#10965)

• Assistant or Associate Professor position (JOB#10961)

Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2015. For complete qualification/application information please go to: http://geoplan.asu.edu/facultypositions. Review of applications for will begin December 10, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until each search is closed.

JURSE 2015

October 18, 2014 in Newsletter

The Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event 2015 to be held 30 March – 1 April 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland features a special session on “Monitoring and modelling of urban heat islands – recent advances and common opportunities from urban remote sensing and urban climatology perspectives.”

Poster presentations for this session and other presentations for the conference can be submitted up to 24 October 2014 via the conference website.

Further information on the special session is available from Benjamin Bechtel.

 

Urban Climate News: Issue 53, Sept 2014 now available

October 13, 2014 in Newsletter

The fall 2014 edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Some highlights of this edition:

  • A Feature Article on “Heat waves in urban areas” by D. Li and E. Bou-Zeid
  • An Urban Project report on “Street tree diversity: Impacts on climate and comfort in Melbourne” by R. Sanusi and S.J. Livesley
  • Conference Report: City climate at IGU in Kraków (D. Pearlmutter)
  • Meet the new IAUC Board Members

ICUC9 Abstract Submissions – Open today

July 22, 2014 in Newsletter

Abstract submissions to ICUC9 in Toulouse, France open today!

The call for Abstracts can be found on the pg 28 of the most recent Urban Climate News or on the conference website http://www.meteo.fr/icuc9/

Submissions close Dec. 1, 2014

Urban Climate News – Issue 52 – Summer 2014

July 19, 2014 in Newsletter

The summer 2014 edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Some highlights of this edition:

  • “In the News” includes two articles on climate aspects of the World Cup
  • A Feature Article on the “Combined effects of urban expansion and climate change on temperature in Sydney” by D. Argüeso and J.P. Evans
  • An Urban Project report by R. Friend and J. Jarvie on “Beyond Mainstreaming: Reframing governance for urban climate resilience
  • Conference Report: 17th International Conference of the European Forum on Urban Forestry (D. Pearlmutter)
  • Conference Report: Climate Change and the Urban Environment: International Conference on Urban Environmental Pollution Toronto June 12-15, 2014 (D. Pearlmutter)

Urban Climate News No 51 (IAUC Newsletter) March 2014

April 23, 2014 in Newsletter

The 51st edition of the Urban Climate News (March 2014) is now available.

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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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