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Summer 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News

June 29, 2017 in Newsletter

The June 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.

The First Call for Papers for ICUC-10 is available beginning on pg 38 of this issue.

Accepting Nominations – Luke Howard Award

April 17, 2017 in Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations to the ‘Luke Howard Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Urban Climatology.’ The Luke Howard Award may be given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of urban climatology in a combination of research, teaching, and/or service to the international community of urban climatologists.

IAUC members are requested to nominate suitable candidates for the Luke Howard Award. The person making the nomination will act as the coordinator to put together a nomination package (including a CV of the nominee and three letters of recommendation). Self-nominations are not permitted and current Awards Committee members cannot be evaluated.

Submit complete nomination packets (single electronic submission) to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Nigel Tapper: nigel.tapper@monash.edu

Luke Howard Award Nomination Process

  1. Inform the Chair of the IAUC Awards Committee of the intent to nominate an individual. The intent to nominate should be communicated via email to the Awards Committee Chair by June 9, 2017.
  2. Nomination materials should be collected by a nomination coordinator (i.e. the person notifying the Chair of the IAUC Awards Committee that a particular person will be nominated);
  3. The coordinator should collect the following documentation:
    a) a five page candidate CV
    b) three letters of recommendation from IAUC members from at least two different countries which are two pages in length.
  4. Complete packages should reach the Chair by July 14, 2017.

Nominations will be active for three years, and updated information may be submitted for consideration in the second and third years.

The IAUC Awards committee will recommend the name of a recipient for consideration and approval by the IAUC Board.

Previous winners include:
2016 Dr. Walter Dabberdt, Vaisala Group, USA
2015 Prof. Emeritus Anthony Brazel, Arizona State University, USA
2014 Prof. Manabu Kanda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2013 Professor Emeritus Yair Goldreich, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2010 Professor John Arnfield, The Ohio State University, USA
2009 Professor Sue Grimmond, King’s College, UK
2008 Professor Bob Bornstein, San José State University, USA
2007 Professor (Emeritus) Masatoshi Yoshino, University of Tsukuba, Japan
2006 Professor Arieh Bitan, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2005 Professor Ernesto Jauregui, UNAM, Mexico
2004 Professor Tim Oke, UBC, Canada

Nominations should reach the Awards Committee Chair (Dr. Nigel Tapper, email above) by 14 July 2017.

Urban Climate News – March 2017 Edition

April 1, 2017 in Newsletter

The March 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Table of Contents

News:  C40 winners, Cities continue fight against climate change, Google assessment of US roofs for solar power, Urban ants, 100 Chinese cities with over 1 million residents

Features:
Linking indoor climates to weather, behaviour & building design.
Project Reports:
Urban methane exchange
District cooling strategies for Toulouse

Special Reports:
Urban focus at AGU
AMS Annual Meeting report
Award for Tony Brazel

Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: IAUC Board Statement on the US Executive Order

Dr Walter Dabberdt selected for 2016 Luke Howard Award

January 8, 2017 in Newsletter

The IAUC is pleased to announce that Dr Walter Dabberdt (Vaisala Group, USA) has been selected as the 2016 Luke Howard Award winner.

The full award citation is available in the just released Dec. 2016 issue of the Urban Climate News, or from the Luke Howard Award page.

Dec. 2016 issue of UCN available

January 8, 2017 in Newsletter

The December 2016 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Table of Contents

News: Plea to US mayors • Breathe less? • Choking on smog • C40 Awards

Features:
CO2 fluxes in Auckland NZ
Energy & carbon balance in Shanghai

Project Reports:
Watering for heat-wave risk
Skin-surface UHI
Biogenic urban CO2

Special Reports:
Habitat III in Quito
Eighteen months of UC news: a review

Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: Walt Dabberdt selected for 2016 Luke Howard Award Award

 

New issue of the Urban Climate News now available

October 1, 2016 in Newsletter

The September 2016 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.
Catch up on your reading of the UCN – all issues are archived on the newsletter page.

Summer 2016 edition of the Urban Climate News

July 14, 2016 in Newsletter

The  Summer 2016 edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Table of Contents
News: Mapping urbanization • Birds stressed out • India forests 200 cities
Feature: A new anthropogenic heating database developed for US cities
Projects: The microclimatic effects of urban form and atmospheric stability
Special Reports: Climatic “memory”: The ancient olive trees of Jerusalem
Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: IAUC has signed a new agreement of cooperation with WMO

Urban Climate News – March 2016 Edition Available

April 8, 2016 in Newsletter

The March 2016 Edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Table of Contents
News: Rising tides? • Smarter birds •Earth Hour for cities • Viral warming
Feature: Adaptation of Asian cities to climatic changes − A Chinese tale
Projects: Simulation of heat waves
Urban-scale modeling of vegetation
Special Reports: Demonstrating net zero-energy settlements in Europe
Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: Meteorological society honors veteran urban climatologist

 

ICUC-10 to be held in New York City

February 25, 2016 in Newsletter

The Board of the IAUC is pleased to announce that NEW YORK CITY, USA will be the location for the next International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-10). The conference will be held in summer 2018. Further details from the conference organizers will be forthcoming as the conference date nears. We look forward to seeing you at ICUC-10!

Winter issue of the Urban Climate News now available

January 10, 2016 in Newsletter

Issue 58 of the Urban Climate News is now available.

The winter issue contains a feature article titled “Urban Meteorological Networks: An Urban Climatologist’s Panacea?” by Lee Chapman of University of Birmingham, UK, and several project reports discussing CO2 storage; TKE via LES; Tree transpiration; and urban heat islands.

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